legalize

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legal +‎ -ize

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  • IPA(key): /ˈliːɡəlaɪz/
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legalize (third-person singular simple present legalizes, present participle legalizing, simple past and past participle legalized)

  1. To make legal or permit under law. Either by decriminalising something that has been illegal or by specifically permitting it.
    There is a debate whether or not to legalise some of the softer drugs.

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Verb[edit]

legalize

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of legalizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of legalizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of legalizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of legalizar