Definition of Legitimate:

  1. Make legitimate; justify or make lawful.

  2. Conforming to the law or to rules.

  3. Acceptable or recognized as genuine, valid, or conforming to established codes, customs, rules, or standards of conduct. See also lawful and legal.

Synonyms of Legitimate

Legal, Lawful, Licit, Legalized, Authorized, Permitted, Permissible, Allowable, Allowed, Admissible, Recognized, Sanctioned, Approved, Licensed, Statutory, Constitutional, Within the law, Going by the rules, Above board, Valid, Honest, Upright, Acceptable, Actionable, Actor-proof, Admissible, All-star, Allowable, Applicable, Authentic, Authoritative, Authorize, Authorized, Ballet, Balletic, Binding, Bona fide, By law, Candid, Card-carrying, Certify, Cinematic, Cinematographic, Cogent, Competent, Condonable, Consistent, Constitutional, Correct, Credible, De jure, Defensible, Dinkum, Dispensable, Dramatic, Dramatical, Dramaturgic, Excusable, Exemptible, Expiable, Fair, Film, Filmic, Following the letter, Forgivable, Genuine, Good, Ham, Hammy, Histrionic, Honest, Honest-to-God, Inartificial, Inoffensive, Judicial, Juridical, Just, Justiciable, Justifiable, Kosher, Lawful, Lawmaking, Legal, Legalize, Legislative, Legit, Legitimatize, Legitimize, Legitimized, Licit, Lifelike, Literal, Logical, Melodramatic, Milked, Monodramatic, Movie, Natural, Naturalistic, Operatic, Original, Overacted, Overplayed, Pardonable, Permissible, Plausible, Proper, Pure, Rational, Real, Realistic, Reasonable, Remissible, Right, Rightful, Sanction, Sanctionable, Sanctioned, Sane, Scenic, Self-consistent, Sensible, Simon-pure, Simple, Sincere, Solid, Sound, Spectacular, Stagelike, Stageworthy, Stagy, Starstruck, Statutory, Stellar, Sterling, Substantial, Sufficient, Sure-enough, Theaterlike, Theatrical, Thespian, Thrown away, True, True to life, True to nature, True to reality, Unadulterated, Unaffected, Unassumed, Unassuming, Uncolored, Unconcocted, Uncopied, Uncounterfeited, Underacted, Underplayed, Undisguised, Undisguising, Undistorted, Unexaggerated, Unfabricated, Unfanciful, Unfeigned, Unfeigning, Unfictitious, Unflattering, Unimagined, Unimitated, Uninvented, Unobjectionable, Unpretended, Unpretending, Unqualified, Unromantic, Unsimulated, Unspecious, Unsynthetic, Unvarnished, Valid, Validate, Vaudevillian, Venial, Verbal, Verbatim, Veridical, Verisimilar, Vindicable, Warrant, Warrantable, Weighty, Well-argued, Well-founded, Well-grounded, Wholesome, Within the law, Word-for-word

How to use Legitimate in a sentence?

  1. There is only one legitimate candidate in the race, as the other candidates were disqualified due to jurisdictional concerns or voting irregularities.
  2. The regime was not legitimated by popular support.
  3. When I told the officer that the reason I had not pulled over to report the car accident in the intersection was because I noticed he had already seen it, he conceded that this was a legitimate excuse and didnt give me a ticket.
  4. His claims to legitimate authority.
  5. When the company didnt purchase the safety equipment required for the job, and Joe complained,his complaint to administration was legitimate .

Meaning of Legitimate & Legitimate Definition