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Meaning of "criminalize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIMINALIZE

criminalize  [ˈkrɪmɪnəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIMINALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Criminalize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb criminalize in English.

WHAT DOES CRIMINALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Criminalization

Criminalization or criminalisation, in criminology, is "the process by which behaviors and individuals are transformed into crime and criminals". Previously legal acts may be transformed into crimes by legislation or judicial decision. However, there is usually a formal presumption in the rules of statutory interpretation against the retrospective application of laws and only the use of express words by the legislature may rebut this presumption. The power of judges to make new law and retrospectively criminalise behaviour is also discouraged. In a less overt way, where laws have not been strictly enforced, the acts prohibited by those laws may also undergo de facto criminalisation through more effective or committed legal enforcement.

Definition of criminalize in the English dictionary

The definition of criminalize in the dictionary is to make criminal. Other definition of criminalize is to treat as a criminal.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRIMINALIZE

PRESENT

Present
I criminalize
you criminalize
he/she/it criminalizes
we criminalize
you criminalize
they criminalize
Present continuous
I am criminalizing
you are criminalizing
he/she/it is criminalizing
we are criminalizing
you are criminalizing
they are criminalizing
Present perfect
I have criminalized
you have criminalized
he/she/it has criminalized
we have criminalized
you have criminalized
they have criminalized
Present perfect continuous
I have been criminalizing
you have been criminalizing
he/she/it has been criminalizing
we have been criminalizing
you have been criminalizing
they have been criminalizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I criminalized
you criminalized
he/she/it criminalized
we criminalized
you criminalized
they criminalized
Past continuous
I was criminalizing
you were criminalizing
he/she/it was criminalizing
we were criminalizing
you were criminalizing
they were criminalizing
Past perfect
I had criminalized
you had criminalized
he/she/it had criminalized
we had criminalized
you had criminalized
they had criminalized
Past perfect continuous
I had been criminalizing
you had been criminalizing
he/she/it had been criminalizing
we had been criminalizing
you had been criminalizing
they had been criminalizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will criminalize
you will criminalize
he/she/it will criminalize
we will criminalize
you will criminalize
they will criminalize
Future continuous
I will be criminalizing
you will be criminalizing
he/she/it will be criminalizing
we will be criminalizing
you will be criminalizing
they will be criminalizing
Future perfect
I will have criminalized
you will have criminalized
he/she/it will have criminalized
we will have criminalized
you will have criminalized
they will have criminalized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been criminalizing
you will have been criminalizing
he/she/it will have been criminalizing
we will have been criminalizing
you will have been criminalizing
they will have been criminalizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would criminalize
you would criminalize
he/she/it would criminalize
we would criminalize
you would criminalize
they would criminalize
Conditional continuous
I would be criminalizing
you would be criminalizing
he/she/it would be criminalizing
we would be criminalizing
you would be criminalizing
they would be criminalizing
Conditional perfect
I would have criminalize
you would have criminalize
he/she/it would have criminalize
we would have criminalize
you would have criminalize
they would have criminalize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been criminalizing
you would have been criminalizing
he/she/it would have been criminalizing
we would have been criminalizing
you would have been criminalizing
they would have been criminalizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you criminalize
we let´s criminalize
you criminalize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to criminalize
Past participle
criminalized
Present Participle
criminalizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIMINALIZE


analyse
ˈænəˌlaɪz
annalize
ˈænəˌlaɪz
canalise
ˈkænəˌlaɪz
decriminalize
diːˈkrɪmənəˌlaɪz
externalize
ɪkˈstɜːnəˌlaɪz
finalize
ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪz
institutionalise
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlaɪz
institutionalize
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlaɪz
internalize
ɪnˈtɜːnəˌlaɪz
internationalize
ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz
marginalize
ˈmɑːdʒɪnəˌlaɪz
nationalize
ˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz
penalize
ˈpiːnəˌlaɪz
personalize
ˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz
professionalize
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlaɪz
psychoanalyse
ˌsaɪkəʊˈænəˌlaɪz
rationalise
ˈræʃənəˌlaɪz
rationalize
ˈræʃənəˌlaɪz
sensationalize
sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlaɪz
signalize
ˈsɪɡnəˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIMINALIZE

criminal justice system
criminal law
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence
criminal offence
criminal proceedings
criminal profiling
criminal record
Criminal Records Bureau
criminal wrongdoing
criminalese
criminalisation
criminalist
criminalistics
criminalities
criminality
criminalization
criminally
criminally insane

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIMINALIZE

Belize
capitalize
contextualize
crystalize
demoralize
generalize
idealize
immortalize
initialize
legalize
localize
materialize
naturalize
neutralize
normalize
realize
revitalize
socialize
specialize
vandalize
visualize

Synonyms and antonyms of criminalize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «criminalize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIMINALIZE

Find out the translation of criminalize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of criminalize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «criminalize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

定为犯罪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

criminalizar
570 millions of speakers

English

criminalize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपराधीकरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تجريم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уголовную ответственность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criminalizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরাধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

criminaliser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jenayah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kriminalisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

刑事罰の対象とする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

범죄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Criminalize
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hình sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விரோதமானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुन्हेगार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

suç işlemesine neden olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

criminalizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kryminalizacji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кримінальну відповідальність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

incrimina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποινικοποιούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kriminaliseer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kriminalisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kriminalisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of criminalize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINALIZE»

The term «criminalize» is regularly used and occupies the 95.515 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIMINALIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about criminalize

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6 QUOTES WITH «CRIMINALIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word criminalize.
1
Tony Blair
However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
2
Shereen El Feki
Where you criminalize people living with HIV or those at greatest risk, you fuel the epidemic.
3
Dennis Kucinich
First off, I never favored a constitutional amendment to criminalize abortion or to overturn Roe v. Wade.
4
Ziggy Marley
I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind.
5
Jose Serrano
We must make immigration a legal, orderly process to eliminate this issue, not further criminalize it.
6
Thomas Woods
The Emergency Banking Act reached back in time to amend the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917, which had originally been intended to criminalize economic intercourse between American citizens and declared enemies of the United States.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIMINALIZE»

Discover the use of criminalize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to criminalize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Power to Criminalize: Violence, Inequality, and the Law
Critical legal theorists claim that law reproduces gender, race and class inequalities. The Power to Criminalize offers an analysis that acknowledges the tensions between these two views of law.
Elizabeth Comack, Gillian Balfour, 2004
2
e-Study Guide for: Corporate Crime under Attack : The Fight ...
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Cram101 Textbook Reviews, 2012
3
Liberalism and Prostitution
I use the term permissive prohibition to refer to a set of policies that does not criminalize the sale and purchase of sexual services as such, but that does criminalize closely related activities such as streetwalking and “kerb crawling”— cruising in ...
Peter de Marneffe Professor of Philosophy Arizona State University, 2009
4
An Introduction to Transnational Criminal Law
If there were a treaty obligation to criminalize theft, it would illustrate a degree ofinternational concern about the offence.4 But theft (at least most forms) is left to national law. Transnational criminal law is limited to those offences where states  ...
Neil Boister, 2012
5
Corporate Crime Under Attack: The Fight to Criminalize ...
In exploring the criminalization of corporations, this book uses the landmark "Ford Pinto case" as a centerpiece for exploring corporate violence and the long effort to bring such harm within the reach of the criminal law.
Francis T. Cullen, Gray Cavender, William J. Maakestad, 2010
6
To Criminalize the Sending of Predatory and Abusive E-mail
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BiblioBazaar, United States Congress Senate, 2010
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law
others will be noted below. We criminalize consummate crimes such as homicide and criminal damage: why should we also criminalize nonconsummate versions of those crimes, such as failed attempts to kill or to damage another's property?
Andrei Marmor, 2012
8
The Structures of the Criminal Law
As such, the state still has the relevant additional reason to criminalize failed attacks—or, in the terminology of the criminal law, attempts. Whilst we have none of the corresponding reasons to document harm in attempt cases, we will usually  ...
R.A. Duff, Lindsay Farmer, S.E. Marshall, 2011
9
Under God?: Religious Faith and Liberal Democracy
To believe that most (if not all) abortions are immoral is not necessarily to believe that a legislature should criminalize most abortions. To believe that it would be better for the legislature to criminalize most abortions - to believe, for example, ...
Michael J. Perry, 2003
10
Why Municipalities Enact Ordinances That Criminalize ...
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Luis Eduardo Rodriguez, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIMINALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term criminalize is used in the context of the following news items.
1
China´s Drug War: The Temptation To Criminalize Addiction
BEIJING — The picture is not pretty: drug-related crime is spreading and deepening throughout China. The latest National Narcotics Control ... «Worldcrunch, Jul 15»
2
Apology for slavery: Gov. Markell considering request
"It says that not only slavery was wrong, but it was wrong to criminalize the humanitarian attempts of Quakers and others to intervene.". «The News Journal, Jul 15»
3
E-cigarettes, skateboarding on the outs in some county areas
Brad Miller, president of the Santa Barbara-based Riptide Sports Inc., said the ban would criminalize skateboarding. "Skateboarding continues ... «Lompoc Record, Jul 15»
4
Israeli Pinkwashing: AP Corrects Story Falsely Claiming …
That law remained in effect in Israel until 1977, in contrast with Jordanian law that did not criminalize such acts at all. Yet, Massad observes ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
5
Coca and the Pope: Culture and Misconceptions of a Sacred Plant
The U.S. war on drugs has also aimed to criminalize coca production, regardless of whether it is intended for narcotics production or traditional, ... «teleSUR English, Jul 15»
6
Op-ed: Focus on the Issue, Not the Protest
... when they feel it necessary, but they silence and criminalize trans women of color for doing the same when our lives are being destroyed.”. «Advocate.com, Jul 15»
7
Forced Marriages: A Case of 'Happily Never After'
That said, law enforcement cannot criminalize cases of honor violence, let alone recognize them, without a system in place to designate them ... «Christian Post, Jul 15»
8
Montana man wants to legalize marijuana to fund public schools
Zabawa said earlier he wants Montana to follow federal law and criminalize all uses of marijuana, which is currently a Schedule 1 drug. «KTVQ Billings News, Jul 15»
9
Lisa Chalidze: Setting the standard
Unlike international law, our legal system is a living organism pulsing with real power: the power to criminalize, to judge, and to execute. This is ... «vtdigger.org, Jul 15»
10
Cities should focus on ending homelessness, not criminalizing
I don't think implementing laws that criminalize homeless people is an effective solution to the issue. Students at Seattle University analyzed ... «Monroe Monitor, Jul 15»

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