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val·i·date  (vl-dt)
tr.v. val·i·dat·ed, val·i·dat·ing, val·i·dates
1. To declare or make legally valid.
2. To mark with an indication of official sanction.
3. To establish the soundness of; corroborate. See Synonyms at confirm.

vali·dation n.

validate  /vldet/  v. [T] -dated, -dating, -dates 1 to confirm, learn whether s.t. is true or not: The police officer validated the mans story that he had been robbed. 2 to show officially that s.t. is valid: The consulate validated her passport by putting the countrys stamp on it. -n. [C;U] validation. validate

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