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Synonyms for legalize
ˈli gəˌlaɪzle·gal·ize

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  1. legalizeverb

    criminalise, criminalize

Princeton's WordNet

  1. legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatiseverb

    make legal

    "Marijuana should be legalized"

    legitimize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize

    illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, criminalise, criminalize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. legalizeverb

    authorize, permit by law

  2. legalizeverb

    sanction, legitimate, legitimize, make legal, confirm by law

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. legalizeverb


    illegalize, illegitimize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "legalize":

    legalise, regularize, legitimize, regularise

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  1. Pilar Gil Navarro:

    One of the issues that I want to deal with is legal, safe and free abortion, in the Macri government, there is no Ministry of Health, showing that a lot would have to happen to legalize abortion, which is something Fernandez said is important as a matter of public health.

  2. Pena Nieto:

    This does not mean that you can freely commercialize, consume and legalize the consumption of marijuana.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    We will end the so-called war on drugs, turns out, who knew this, but it turns out, through executive order a president can legalize marijuana in every state in this country.

  4. Nirmala Sitharaman:

    I am not doing anything to legalize it or ban it or not legalize it, banning or not banning will come subsequently... But I will tax because it is a sovereign right.

  5. Kathy Bernier:

    The bottom line is, he knows, I know, we know that the Republican Legislature is not going to legalize marijuana, per se, so, let's talk about the things we can do, and work together.

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