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1. legalise

verb. make legal.

Synonyms

  • let
  • legitimate
  • legitimatize
  • legalize
  • permit
  • legitimise
  • legitimize
  • decriminalize
  • countenance
  • allow
  • monetise
  • monetize
  • legitimatise

Antonyms

  • criminalize
  • outlaw
  • criminalise
  • disallow

Etymology

  • -ise (English)
  • -ise (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • legal (English)
  • legalis (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word legalise


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
While some states -- such as Iowa -- require you to be 21 for all types of gambling, other states legalise certain games of chance at age 18.

2. Verb, base form
Although in 25 states there have been attempts to legalise physician-assisted suicide, that effort has been successful only in Oregon.

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