legalize

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verb le·gal·ize \ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz\

Definition of legalize

legalized

legalizing

  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 English Language Learners

legalize

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verb le·gal·ize \ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz\

Definition of legalize for English Language Learners

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


LEGALIZE Defined for Kids

legalize

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verb le·gal·ize \ˈlē-gə-ˌlīz\

Definition of legalize for Students

legalized

legalizing

  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

legalized

legalizing

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

legalization

noun

legalizer

noun

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