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 for legitimize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Legitimize \Le*git"i*mize\ (l[-e]*j[i^]t"[i^]*m[imac]z), v. t.
     [imp. & p. p. Legitimized (-m[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Legitimizing.]
     To legitimate.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  legitimize
      v 1: make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized" [syn:
           legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise,
           legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize,
           legitimatise] [ant: criminalise, criminalize,
           illegalise, illegalize, outlaw]

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