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English definition of “legalize”

legalize

verb [T] (UK usually legalise)     /ˈliː.ɡəl.aɪz/
to allow something by law: The Irish government announced it was to legalize homosexuality.Legislation and law-making legalization (UK usually legalisation)     /ˌliː.ɡəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] the legalization of drugsLegislation and law-making
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