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verb [transitive] formal validate pronunciation in British English /ˈvælɪdeɪt/
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present tense
present participlevalidating
past tensevalidated
past participlevalidated
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  1. 1
    to officially prove that something is true or correct

    The evidence does seem to validate his claim.

  2. 2
    to officially state that something is of a suitable standard

    All courses are validated by the University of Wales.

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 validate pronunciation in British English /ˌvælɪˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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