Simple past tense and past participle of validate. (verb)
Declared or made valid. (adjective)
Having experienced emotional validation. (adjective)
Examples of word validated
He lowered his ERA to 3.73 for the year with one start remaining, again validated his belief he should never have had to sign a minor league deal back in late February.
Still, Woods considered his performance again validated his decision to retool his swing during the last two seasons.
For Garcia, winning the state title validated the beliefs he and his coaches, including Windsor coach Monte Trusty, had in him all along.
Many of the players agreed Saturday's title validated the years they'd spent on the softball fields.
Otto's title validated by Innocent (1201); assassination of Philip (1208); imperial coronation of Otto (1209); papal break with Otto (1210) and support of Frederick (with Philip II); Frederick's second election (1211) and dash to Germany.