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Validate is a member of the word family valid, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb validate

What does validate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: validated | validating | validates

  1. declare or make legally valid
  2. prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something
  3. give evidence for
  4. make valid or confirm the validity of
    • example: validate a ticket
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • antonym: invalidate
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb validate


  1. Check or prove the validity of.

Definition of the verb validate for high school students

    to confirm, support, corroborate
    • example: Yoko's chemistry lab partner was asleep during the experiment and could not validate the accuracy of her methods.

The verb validate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


The Validate program by McAfee Associates is used to provide checksum data for computer programs and data files.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Validate

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Google previewScience and Culture (2013)

by Joseph Agassi

Hence, the desire to validate is the desire to avoid error, to be divine. The demand from Science to validate is the view of it as divine, Science with a capital S, as Popper used to say in class, we remember. This leads to an angry response from ...

Google previewResearch Techniques in Animal Ecology (2000)

Controversies and Consequences by Luigi Boitani, Todd Fuller

MODEL VALIDATION To validate means to verify or substantiate. In the context of model validation, ...

Google previewPractical Web 2.0 Applications with PHP (2008)

by Quentin Zervaas

The final submitted item we must validate is the user's e-mail address. We do this by first checking that an e-mail address was submitted, and then by checking that it is in the correct format for an e-mail address. To check this second condition, ...

Google previewMeasurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity Applications (2017)

Exercise Science, Physical Education, Coaching, Athletic Training & Health by Phillip A Bishop

If the measurement we are trying to validate is a good representation of the criterion measurement, then the errors should ...

Google previewDancing in the Dark (2009)

The “Waltz in Wonder” of Quantum Metaphysics by Dr. Ronald Keast

The theory physicists using the accelerator are attempting to validate is that a mysterious element known as the Higgs field, or the Higgs boson, somehow imbues energy with mass. This is why the boson has been popularly dubbed the “God ...

Google previewCognitive Behavior Therapy (2004)

Applying Empirically Supported Techniques in Your Practice by William T. O'Donohue, Jane E. Fisher, Steven C. Hayes

To validate means to confirm, authenticate, corroborate, substantiate, ratify, or verify. To validate, the therapist actively seeks out and communicates to the client how a response makes sense by being relevant, meaningful, justifiable, correct, ...

Google previewDictionary of Volapük (1889)

Volapük-English, English-Volapük by Marshall William Wood

Validate. Vanquish. Validate, to : vOladlon. Validation : voladlam. Validity : voladlof.

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

VALIDATE ACCESS USER EDUCATION CONCERNINGVIRUS: Training relative to user awareness of the potential harm that can be caused by a virus or similar miscreant; how to prevent the introduction of a virus to a computer system, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (2007)

by Taniar, David

Validate against received IR with cache. Figure 1. Mobile environment architecture C1 Wireless Cell Wireless Cell Wireless Cell Received Requested Items Processing C2 Processing C6 Processing C4 C5 C3 WIRED NETWORK ...

Google previewClinical Trials Dictionary (2012)

Terminology and Usage Recommendations by Curtis L. Meinert

validate, validated, validating, validatesv 1. To confirm the validity of. 2. To support or corroborate on some sound or ...

Google previewSupplement to the Dictionary of the Decisions of the Court of Session (1826)

by Mungo Ponton Brown

T e majority of' the Judges thought this an incomplete act, and that it did not- validate the deed, no more than going to market and coming away in the midst of a bargain. Lord Justice-Clerk extended Lord Monboddo's doctrine to every case of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2000)

Volume 67 (Supplement 30) by Allen Kent

Subsequently, a discovery system should validate the discovered knowledge for its consistency and accuracy. We described a framework that knowledge engineers can use to process databases and generate rules or to detect data anomalies ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1894)

validate. an. assessment. which. is. so. fundamentally. defective. that. it. could. not. stand. under. the. authority. of. prospective. legislation.*. 8. Collection of Assessments — a.

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I was seeing a lot of really good things about Get Shorty when it came out, and my wife pointed out that if you validate the good reviews, you also have to validate the bad reviews. (Barry Sonnenfeld)
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Scrabble value of V4A1L1I1D2A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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