English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'valid'

Additional synonyms

in the sense of convincing
Scientists say there is no convincing evidence for this theory.
in the sense of genuine
Definition
real and exactly what it appears to be
They are convinced the painting is genuine.
Synonyms
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
the real McCoy
in the sense of good
Can you think of one good reason why I should tell you?
in the sense of in force
Definition
(of a law) having legal validity
The new tax is already in force.
in the sense of lawful
Definition
allowed, recognized, or sanctioned by law
lawful for the doctors to treat her in whatever way they considered best
Synonyms
in the sense of legitimate
Definition
authorized by or in accordance with law
They have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
Synonyms
sanctioned,
statutory,
kosher (informal),
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
legit (slang),
licit
in the sense of logical
Definition
capable of or using clear and valid reasoning
a logical argument
Synonyms
in the sense of official
Definition
approved by or derived from authority
An official announcement is expected later today.
Synonyms
sanctioned,
endorsed,
warranted,
ratified,
certified,
signed and sealed,
ex officio,
ex cathedra,
straight from the horse's mouth (informal)
in the sense of powerful
a powerful drama about a corrupt city leader
in the sense of proper
Definition
suited to a particular purpose
Please ensure that the proper procedures are followed.

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