English to English
1. of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
2. Accordant with law or with established legal forms and requirements; lawful; as, legitimate government; legitimate rights; the legitimate succession to the throne; a legitimate proceeding of an officer; a legitimate heir.
3. based on known statements or events or conditions
rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year
4. in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles
legitimate advertising practices
5. authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
a legitimate government
6. make legal
Marijuana should be legalized
7. show or affirm to be just and legitimate
8. make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone)
They legitimized their natural child
9. To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means; as, to legitimate a bastard child.