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validate

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Definition give evidence for the truth or value of; or declare as legally approved
  • To further validate their results, researchers did a larger study the following year.
  • His rudeness validated her hunch that he would not be a good team player.
  • validated = gave evidence supporting
  • I've spoken with Ms. Gold, and we think your mother has somehow cooked up this plan—this institution thing—to somehow validate everything she's ever done to you.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • validate = give evidence to support
  • As Aunt Theodosia got closer to the part about her surprise and joy over receiving this medal—which validated her service as an exemplary missionary in the King's colony—DuBoyce's foot began to pat the floor rapidly and uncontrollably.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • validated = gave evidence for the value of
  • validate a ticket
  • Legitimate advances are validated every day.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She'd hoped for validation and he'd proffered only doubt, thrusting at her immediately the one issue she'd dared not confront.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Coming to church felt like validation, like a family where everyone knew your flaws, and in spite of that was still willing to invite you back.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was simply her validation that all those things had taken place.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • And though Wu would never admit it, the discovery that the dinosaurs were breeding represented a tremendous validation of his work.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • My expression, however, seems to offer the validation she's after.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Amahl had contacts with a certain customs officer who agreed to validate the American passports we had obtained through the Swiss Embassy.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • I also think my brother and sister are starting to appreciate what I do, which is validating in a way.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Validation was good, but what Puller really wanted was some info that could help him solve the case.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • A rush of validation shot through my veins.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Was some scientific hypothesis, well on its way to validation and ultimate public use, discarded because of unexpected findings on that cold winter day?
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • They wanted me to validate some decision they'd already made or some thought they'd already had.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • When we are honest with children, we also validate their intuition.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • I say that justice has been perverted here from the outset, validating without question certain prejudices against the color of a man's skin.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I studied my new identity, my validation, and I felt changed, completely transfigured in the surprising grandeur of its gold.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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