legalize

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 /ˈliːɡəˌlaɪz/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
le•gal•ize /ˈligəˌlaɪz/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -ized, -iz•ing. 
  1. to make legal; authorize.
le•gal•i•za•tion /ˌligəlɪˈzeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -leg-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
le•gal•ize  (lēgə līz′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -ized, -iz•ing. 
  1. to make legal;
    authorize.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] legal•ise′.  le′gal•i•zation, n. 
  • legal + -ize 1710–20


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

legalize, legalise /ˈliːɡəˌlaɪz/ vb (transitive)
  1. to make lawful or legal

ˌlegaliˈzation, ˌlegaliˈsation n



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