US: /ɫəˈdʒɪtəmət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

legitimate /li'dʤitimit/
  • tính từ
    • hợp pháp
      • legitimate child: đứa con hợp pháp
    • chính đáng; chính thống
      • legitimate purpose: mục đích chính đáng
      • legitimate king: vua chính thống
    • có lý, hợp lôgic
      • legitimate argument: lý lẽ có lý
  • ngoại động từ
    • hợp pháp hoá
    • chính thống hoá
    • biện minh, bào chữa (một hành động...)

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 for which there is a fair and acceptable reason
Synonym: VALID
a legitimate expectation / concern / grievance / excuse + It seemed a perfectly legitimate question. + Politicians are legitimate targets for satire.
2 allowed and acceptable according to the law
Synonym: LEGAL
the legitimate government of the country + Is his business strictly legitimate?
3 (of a child) born when its parents are legally married to each other
legitimacy noun [U]: the dubious legitimacy of his argument + I intend to challenge the legitimacy of his claim.
legitimately adverb: She can now legitimately claim to be the best in the world.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 valid, proper, right, rightful, authorized, legal, genuine, real, true, authentic:
Which one of them was the legitimate Anastasia?
2 lawful, licit, legal, by law, de jure, statutory:
Bonnie Prince Charlie claimed to be the legitimate ruler of Scotland.
3 commonsensical, sensible, reasonable, proper, correct, acceptable, valid, logical, justifiable, just, fair:
The question is perfectly legitimate and deserves a proper answer.
4 legitimize, legitimatize, legalize, authorize, sanction, warrant, validate, certify:
By signing before two witnesses, she legitimated her will.

Collocation dictionary


be, seem | consider sth, deem sth, regard sth as, see sth as


entirely, perfectly, quite | apparently

Concise English dictionary

+make legal
+show or affirm to be just and legitimate
+make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone)
+of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
+based on known statements or events or conditions
+in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles
+authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law