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1. criminalize

verb. ['ˈkrɪmənəˌlaɪz'] declare illegal; outlaw.

Synonyms

  • interdict
  • veto
  • forbid
  • proscribe
  • censor
  • illegalize
  • nix
  • illegalise
  • ban
  • outlaw
  • criminalise
  • disallow

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • permit
  • decriminalize
  • allow

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • criminal (English)

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Rhymes with Criminalize

  • analyze
  • brutalize
  • butterfly's
  • cannibalize
  • capitalize
  • caramelize
  • catalyze
  • centralize
  • civilize
  • collateralize
  • commercialize
  • compartmentalize
  • creolize
  • crystallize
  • generalize
  • globalize
  • hospitalize
  • hydrolyze
  • legalize
  • liberalize

Sentences with criminalize


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Several states criminalize threats in general, which include those made through the mail or electronically.

2. criminalize

verb. ['ˈkrɪmənəˌlaɪz'] treat as a criminal.

Synonyms

  • handle
  • do by

Antonyms

  • legal
  • lawful
  • right

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • criminal (English)
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