V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. grounded in truth or logic; 2. sound and justifiable; 3. legally acceptable

Synonyms: sound, logical, justifiable, acceptable, just, proper, legitimate, cogent, convincing, reasonable

Antonyms: invalid, unsound, expired, illogical, unacceptable

Tips: Valid originated from the Latin word validus, "strong." A valid argument, for example, is a strong argument. A valid driver's license or passport is one that is not expired and is legally acceptable. The related noun validity denotes truth, logic, or acceptance.

Usage Examples:

Your point is valid, and I'm willing to give it further consideration. (sound, logical)

Since I didn't have a valid I.D. to prove my age, the bouncer wouldn't let me into the club. (acceptable, legitimate)

The validity of your statements has not been proven, so I'm disinclined to believe you. (truth, logic) noun

Her statements seemed valid, so I was inclined to believe her. (logical, reasonable)

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