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legalize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually legalise)   /ˈliː.ɡəl.aɪz/ us  
to allow something by law: Same-sex marriages have been legalized in many states.
legalization
noun [U] uk ( UK usually legalisation)   /ˌliː.ɡəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us  
the legalization of drugs
Translations of “legalize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使獲得法律許可,使合法化…
in Russian узаконивать…
in Turkish yasallaştırmak, yasaya uygun hale getirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使获得法律许可,使合法化…
in Polish zalegalizować…
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