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legalize

verb le·gal·ize \ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz\

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

le·gal·izedle·gal·iz·ing

Full Definition of LEGALIZE

transitive verb
:  to make legal; especially :  to give legal validity or sanction to
le·gal·i·za·tion \ˌlē-gə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
le·gal·iz·er \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.

First Known Use of LEGALIZE

circa 1716

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