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legalize

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verb le·gal·ize \ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of legalize

  • : to make (something) legal : to allow (something) by law

Full Definition of legalize

le·gal·izedle·gal·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make legal; especially :  to give legal validity or sanction to

le·gal·i·za·tion play \ˌlē-gə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
le·gal·iz·er play \ˈlē-gə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of legalize

  1. They wanted to legalize gambling in their city.

  2. The government has legalized the use of the new drug.



Circa 1716

First Known Use of legalize

circa 1716



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