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whitelist

Definition of whitelist

Etymology

    From white + list

Pronunciation

Noun

whitelist (plural whitelists)

  1. A list or collection of people or entities that are known, trusted, or explicitly permitted.

Antonyms

Verb

to whitelist (third-person singular simple present whitelists, present participle whitelisting, simple past and past participle whitelisted)

  1. To place on a whitelist; to mark or note a person or entity as trustworthy or acceptable.

    The email program allows you to whitelist email from known sources.

Further reading

A whitelist (or white list) is a list or register of entities that, for one reason or another, are being provided a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition. As a verb, to whitelist can mean to authorize access or grant membership. Conversely, a blacklist is a list or compilation that identifies entities that are denied, unrecognized, or ostracized.

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