• WordNet 3.6
    • v validate make valid or confirm the validity of "validate a ticket"
    • v validate prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something
    • v validate give evidence for
    • v validate declare or make legally valid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eli Whitney made no money from the cotton gin because he did not have a valid patent on it.
    • v. t Validate To confirm; to render valid; to give legal force to. "The chamber of deputies . . . refusing to validate at once the election of an official candidate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • validate To make valid; confirm; give legal force to.
    • validate To test the validity of.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Validate to confirm, give legal force to: test the validity of
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  • Uta Hagen
    Uta Hagen
    “More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.”
  • William James
    “If merely feeling good could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.”
  • Gaston Bachelard
    “Ideas are invented only as correctives to the past. Through repeated rectification of this kind one may hope to disengage an idea that is valid.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.”
  • Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
    Sir Alfred Jules Ayer
    “While moral rules may be propounded by authority the fact that these were so propounded would not validate them.”
  • Susan Sontag
    “Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Valid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. validusvalēre, to be strong.


In literature:

If it is not valid, it needs no retraction.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
And your assumptions may or may not be valid.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Fortunately, it is not valid.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
The valid reasons, if there were such, must be looked for elsewhere.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
That the validity of analogy generally has been seriously questioned one must frankly own.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
None of these acts are valid unless signed by one or more of the ministers.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
If they are valid, then how does it appear that God is no respecter of persons?
"No Compromise with Slavery" by William Lloyd Garrison
Interests ought to control, being checked and verified by ethical principles of approved validity.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Should he dispose of it properly, as one should with a validly slain foe?
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
There seems no valid reason to believe that it would not.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
On the validity of this evidence, and the reasoning based upon it, nearly all our scientific learning depends.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Besides, in point of fact, they are rights which are practically valid for you only in the will of the sovereign.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
Therefore, whatever I say he must respect and regard as valid, and everyone must endorse my words and actions.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
Still the argument, as far as it goes, is valid.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
But because ethical standards are quite human and vary, they do not lack, therefore, all validity.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
He disputed the validity of the dispensation of Julius II.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
Besides, admitting their validity, that validity was impaired by the attitude which Annandale assumed.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
We may proceed now to consider the validity of the conception of causation, which has been attacked from two sides.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
It must be valid for, and binding upon, all men.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The valid defence of institutions working in the interest of State education is this: they prevent a waste of power.
"The Library and Society" by Various

In news:

Everyone, involved or not in education, has serious concerns about the validity, success, expense and necessity of school testing.
Still, employers have some valid reasons for employee monitoring.
10 am, 21-year-old Joshua Ryan Garvin of Peetz was issued a summons for false reporting to authorities, failing to stop at a stop sign and driving without a valid driver's license.
Validated Direct Method for Glycidyl Fatty Acid Esters in Foods.
The Bad Context 13x Error can be addressed via a firmware update, and Intel is in the process of validating the update.
A few weeks ago we offered scientifically validated presentation tips from author Susan Weinschenk.
The contest is open to the public, ages 12 and up with a valid hunters safety card, if applicable.
Georgetown's Daniel Merenstein wants to know which yogurt health claims are valid.
The analysts and pundits chimed in, questioning the validity of the claim, not to mention its timing.
Couple says decision makes them feel 'not valid'.
Includes GIS data entry, data validation and maintenance of current GIS databases.
Did you know that Occupy Wall Street validates the conservative worldview.
Establish specific RN competency assessment and validation requirements to ensure consistency among facilities.
Both candidates basically repeated what they said in the first debate and both had fairly valid points when it comes to leading the nation.
The weekly ad will begin on Thursdays and be valid through the following Wednesdays.

In science:

A model for a set of formulas H is a model in which each formula of H is valid. A formula A is Henkin-valid if and only if A is valid in every Henkin model.
Quantified Multimodal Logics in Simple Type Theory
The atoms of P are minimal non-empty elements of P : no proper subsets of an atom are also elements of P . A QML formula s is valid in model M for world w if M , g , w |= s for all variable assignments g . A formula s is valid in model M if M , g , w |= s for all g and w .
Quantified Multimodal Logics in Simple Type Theory
Formula s is QKπ -valid if s is valid in all QKπ models, when we write |=QKπ s; we define QKπ− -valid and QKπ+ -valid analogously.
Quantified Multimodal Logics in Simple Type Theory
Proof: By contraposition, assume 6|=S T T there is a Henkin model H = (valid sµ(cid:1)o ): h{Dα}α∈T , I i and a variables assignment g such that Vg (valid sµ(cid:1)o ) = F .
Quantified Multimodal Logics in Simple Type Theory
Clearly, a necessary condition for the pre-Mueller matrix M (1) = diag(d0 , d1 , d2 , d3 ) to be a physical Mueller matrix is that the output Φ′ (ρ; ρ′ ) in Eq. (4.2) be a valid BCP matrix, for every valid input BCP matrix Φ(ρ; ρ′ ).
Non-quantum entanglement and a complete characterization of pre-Mueller and Mueller matrices in polarization optics
Again, a necessary condition for the pre-Mueller matrix M (2) to be a physically acceptable Mueller matrix is that the output Φ′ (ρ; ρ′ ) in Eq. (4.9) be a valid BCP matrix for every valid input BCP matrix Φ(ρ; ρ′ ).
Non-quantum entanglement and a complete characterization of pre-Mueller and Mueller matrices in polarization optics
Based on the above discussion of completeness, in Section 4 we prove that all the results obtained in [8 ,10 ,19 ,23] are still valid under Tc , but those in is no longer valid under Tc since Tc is too strong.
A comprehensive connection between the basic results and properties derived from two kinds of topologies for a random locally convex module
The principal conclusion of this section is that the Central Limit Theorem (CLT) is not necessarily valid and, when it is valid, finite sampling effects may be important even for a large sample size.
Heavy-tailed random error in quantum Monte Carlo
Finally, there is always the question of validity of the first law of thermodynamics, but experience so far seems to indicate that it is generically valid provided all ADM data are included.
On Horava-Lifshitz "Black Holes"
Since I am assuming in this proof the validity of the GSL, the substitution of ˜Sout into Eq. (15) and (16) is valid.
Proving the Achronal Averaged Null Energy Condition from the Generalized Second Law
Due to the componentwise construction in Set and PortAut again we have to show only that the construction yields a valid connector C3 and valid connector morphisms g1 , g2 and h.
Integrated Structure and Semantics for Reo Connectors and Petri Nets
Moreover, based on the validity of the expansion (79), the expansion (78) is also valid for large N .
Caustics, counting maps and semi-classical asymptotics
The language Si∈N Sj∈N (Fi ∩ Wj ) is a sublanguage of L such that the language of valid encodings it contains is exactly the language of valid encodings that belong to L.
On the Sets of Real Numbers Recognized by Finite Automata in Multiple Bases
We will also obtain a general result concerning the transfer of LDPs valid for random walks taking values in a separable normed vector space to LDPs valid for the local fluctuations of almost every realization of such random walks.
Large deviations for the local fluctuations of random walks and new insights into the "randomness" of Pi
User enters valid information into corresponding fields and submits the information to the system. System validates all data submitted.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach