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Meaning of LEGALIZE

Pronunciation:  'leegu`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized"

LEGALIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: decriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize
 Antonyms: criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw
 See Also: allow, countenance, let, monetise, monetize, permit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Le"gal*ize\ (l[=e]"gal*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Legalized} (-[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Legalizing}
(-[imac]`z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. l['e]galiser.]
1. To make legal.

2. (Theol.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: authorize, certificate, certify, charter, constitute, declare lawful, decree, empower, enable, enact, enfranchise, entitle, establish, formulate, franchise, give official sanction, give power, legislate, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, license, make a regulation, make legal, ordain, patent, prescribe, privilege, put in force, ratify, regulate, sanction, validate, warrant