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Synonyms for legalize
ˈli gəˌlaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise(verb)

    make legal

    "Marijuana should be legalized"

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

    Antonyms:
    illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, criminalise, criminalize

Wiktionary

  1. legalize(verb)

    Antonyms:
    criminalise, criminalize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. legalize(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    authorize, permit by law

  2. legalize(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. legalize(v)

    Synonyms:
    legitimize

    Antonyms:
    illegalize, illegitimize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    legalise, regularize, legitimize, regularise

How to pronounce legalize?

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How to use legalize in a sentence?

  1. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    The state wants to go forward, they should be able to go forward without legal impediments from the federal government, and that's what this legislation is about, colorado wants to legalize marijuana, it's their decision. If Alabama does not want to legalize marijuana, that's their decision. But if a state wants to go forward, it should be able to do so without impediments from the federal government, which now prevent stores that sell marijuana from using banks, because that's in violation of federal law.

  2. New York:

    We must also end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma and let's legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.

  3. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser:

    In November, residents of the District of Columbia voted to legalize small amounts of marijuana by adults for personal, in-home use in the District, we will uphold the letter and the spirit of the initiative that was passed last year.

  4. Stanton Glantz:

    In October, Canada became the first major economic country to legalize recreational marijuana, which will undoubtedly be a bellwether for the U.S. as it continues to debate policy issues surrounding pot. And although cigarette smoking might be on the decline, Dr. King notes the tobacco industry has heavily diversified its portfolio of products and still remains one of the most profitable industries globally. So while it might be awhile beforeconvenient stores are sellingpacks of joints, similar to a pack of cigarettes its cleartobacco is positioningitself for an impendingshift towards cannabis. Kids started with tobacco and then graduated to marijuana, now its the other way around. Kids start with marijuana and they graduate to tobacco.

  5. Kelly Clarkson:

    I’m not even a pothead, I just think it’s funny that we legalize something as destructive as alcohol or pills and not that.


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