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  ( legalizes    3rd person present)   ( legalizing    present participle)   ( legalized    past tense & past participle  )
in BRIT, also use legalise      If something is legalized, a law is passed that makes it legal.      verb  
Divorce was legalized in 1981.      be V-ed  
...the decision of the Georgian government to legalise multi-party elections.      V n  
  legalization      n-uncount   usu the N of n  
She ruled out the legalisation of drugs.     
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allow, approve, authorize, decriminalize, legitimate, legitimize, license, permit, sanction, validate  

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