val·i·date /'va-lə-ˌdāt/ vt -dat·ed, -dat·ing1 a: to make validb: to grant official sanction to by marking2: to confirm the validity of (an election)val·i·da·tion /ˌva-lə-'dā-shən/ n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accept, affirm, approve, attest, authorize, certify, circumstantiate, confirm, corroborate, declare legal, declare valid, endorse, give legal force, legalize, legitimatize, legitimize, make binding, make legal, make valid, prove, qualify, ratify, sanction, seal, stamp, substantiate, verify, warrant
associated concepts: validate a sale, validate records
accredit, affirm (uphold), approve, attest, authorize, bear (adduce), certify (approve), certify (attest), confirm, constitute (establish), corroborate, cosign, demonstrate (establish), document, endorse, establish (show), formalize, indorse, legalize, legitimate, notarize, pass (approve), prove, quote, sanction, seal (solemnize), sign, substantiate, support (corroborate), sustain (confirm), verify (confirm), witness (attest to)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To make valid.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.