Quantcast
Welcome to the new LearnersDictionary.com. We want to hear your thoughts about the new design.

legitimate

Save
1legitimate/lɪˈʤɪtəmət/adjective
1legitimate
/lɪˈʤɪtəmət/
adjective
Learner's definition of LEGITIMATE  
: allowed according to rules or laws
   b : real, accepted, or official
[more legitimate; most legitimate] : fair or reasonable
: born to a father and mother who are married
— opposite illegitimate

— legitimacy

/lɪˈʤɪtəməsi/noun,[noncount]

— legitimately

adverb
2legitimate/lɪˈʤɪtəˌmeɪt/verb
legitimateslegitimatedlegitimating
2legitimate
/lɪˈʤɪtəˌmeɪt/
verb
legitimateslegitimatedlegitimating
Learner's definition of LEGITIMATE  
[+ object]US
: to make (something or someone) legitimate: such as
: to make (something) real, accepted, or official
   b : to show that (something or someone) is fair or reasonable
Comments & Questions  
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up legitimate? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.