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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of legalize

legalizedlegalizing

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

legalization play \ˌlē-gə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
legalizer play \ˈlē-gə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of legalize in a sentence

  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


LEGALIZE Defined for Kids

legalize

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verb le·gal·ize \ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz\

Definition of legalize for Students

legalizedlegalizing

  1. :  to make allowable by law <legalized gambling>

legalization \ˌlē-gə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun



Law Dictionary

legalize

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transitive verb le·gal·ize \ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz\

Legal Definition of legalize

legalizedlegalizing

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

legalization noun
legalizer noun




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