legalize ( 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.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
allow, approve, authorize, decriminalize, legitimate, legitimize, license, permit, sanction, validate
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