Definitions For Legitimate


  • Make (an illegitimate child) legitimate; declare the legitimacy of (someone)
  • Show or affirm to be just and legitimate
  • Make legal
  • To make (something) real, accepted, or official
  • To show that (something or someone) is fair or reasonable


  • Authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
  • In accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles
  • Based on known statements or events or conditions


  • Of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful

Is Legitimate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Legitimate is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Legitimate in a Sentence

  • legitimate means for achieving success
  • The legitimate use of firearms
  • There's no legitimate reason for prescribing this medication to a child.
  • Slang words legitimated by usage
  • Her tendency to be secretive only serves to legitimate their suspicions.

Synonyms for Legitimate

Antonyms for Legitimate

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