legitimize

US [ləˈdʒɪtəˌmaɪz]
UK [lɪˈdʒɪtəmaɪz]
  • v.使(坏事或不正当的事)看起来可以接受;使合法
  • Web合法化;宣布合法化;正当化
Past Tense:legitimized  Present Participle:legitimizing  Simple Present:legitimizes  
legitimize
v.
1.
~ sth
使(坏事或不正当的事)看起来可以接受to make sth that is wrong or unfair seem acceptable
The movie has been criticized for apparently legitimizing violence.
这部电影因明显地美化暴力而受到了指责。
2.
~ sth
使合法to make sth legal
3.
~ sb
赋予(非婚生子)合法权利to give a child whose parents are not married to each other the same rights as those whose parents are

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