• 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

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