What is another word for legalize?

Pronunciation: [lˈiːɡə͡lˌa͡ɪz] (IPA)

Legalize is a word that denotes making something legal. Any activity that was previously illegal can be legalized by the governing authority. There are several commonly used synonyms of the word "legalize" that are commonly used in legal and political contexts. These synonyms include permit, authorize, sanction, legitimize, decriminalize, validate, and ratify. These words are often used interchangeably to describe the act of making something legal, whether it is the use of drugs, the right to marry, the right to vote, or the right to practice a certain profession. The choice of synonym depends on the context in which the word is being used, and the legal implications of the action.

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What are the opposite words for legalize?

The word "legalize" means to make something lawful, acceptable or permissible by law. The antonyms for "legalize" are words that imply making something illegal or prohibited. The opposite of legalize can be, to ban, to prohibit, to criminalize, to outlaw, to disallow or to veto. Banning something implies that it is no longer allowed or permitted, while criminalizing means that it is an offense punishable by law. Outlaw is a word used for something that is not legally recognized, and disallow refers to withholding permission or consent. All these words stand in stark contrast to 'legalize' and indicate something that should not be lawful or tolerated.

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Usage examples for Legalize

We will afterwards legalize our tender love with your father's consent and with the ceremonies of the Church; in the mean time be mine, entirely mine.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He called himself Tweed, and he made a mesh of statutes to legalize robbery.
"From the Easy Chair, series 2"
George William Curtis
As matters went on, it was found that even the Attorney and Solicitor-general differed as to the course to be pursued; and eventually Lord John Russell consented to adopt the advice which had been given by a former Attorney-general, Sir F. Pollock, and to bring in a bill to legalize all similar proceedings of Parliament in future, by enacting that a certificate that the publication of any document had been ordered by either House should be a sufficient defence against any action.
"The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860"
Charles Duke Yonge

Famous quotes with Legalize

  • Is now the time to legalize prostitution?
    Harry Anderson
  • If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.
    Loni Anderson
  • Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
    Nicolas de Chamfort
  • We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
    Will Rogers
  • Here's the point - you're looking at affirmative action, and you're looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who's gonna wanna work?
    Jon Stewart

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