Synonyms of 'valid'
in the sense of convincing
Scientists say there is no convincing evidence for this theory.
in the sense of genuine
real and exactly what it appears to beThey are convinced the painting is genuine.
in the sense of good
Can you think of one good reason why I should tell you?
in the sense of in force
(of a law) having legal validityThe new tax is already in force.
in the sense of lawful
allowed, recognized, or sanctioned by lawlawful for the doctors to treat her in whatever way they considered best
in the sense of legitimate
authorized by or in accordance with lawThey have demanded the restoration of the legitimate government.
in the sense of logical
capable of or using clear and valid reasoninga logical argument
in the sense of official
approved by or derived from authorityAn official announcement is expected later today.
in the sense of powerful
a powerful drama about a corrupt city leader
See related content
Video: pronunciation of 'valid'
Thesaurus for valid from the Collins English Thesaurus
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.