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Meaning of "decriminalize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DECRIMINALIZE

decriminalize  [diːˈkrɪmənəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DECRIMINALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Decriminalize 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 decriminalize in English.

WHAT DOES DECRIMINALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Decriminalization

Decriminalization or decriminalisation is the abolition of criminal penalties in relation to certain acts, perhaps retroactively, though perhaps regulated permits or fines might still apply. The reverse process is criminalization. Decriminalization reflects changing social and moral views. A society may come to the view that an act is not harmful, should no longer be criminalized, or is otherwise not a matter to be addressed by the criminal justice system. Examples of subject matter which have been the subject of changing views on criminality over time in various societies and countries include: ▪ abortion ▪ breastfeeding in public ▪ drug possession, and recreational drug use ▪ euthanasia ▪ gambling ▪ homosexuality ▪ polygamy ▪ prostitution ▪ public nudity ▪ age of consent ▪ steroid use in sport While decriminalized acts are no longer crimes, they may still be the subject of penalties; for example a monetary fine in place of a criminal charge for the possession of a decriminalized drug.

Definition of decriminalize in the English dictionary

The definition of decriminalize in the dictionary is to remove from the legal category of criminal offence.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DECRIMINALIZE

PRESENT

Present
I decriminalize
you decriminalize
he/she/it decriminalizes
we decriminalize
you decriminalize
they decriminalize
Present continuous
I am decriminalizing
you are decriminalizing
he/she/it is decriminalizing
we are decriminalizing
you are decriminalizing
they are decriminalizing
Present perfect
I have decriminalized
you have decriminalized
he/she/it has decriminalized
we have decriminalized
you have decriminalized
they have decriminalized
Present perfect continuous
I have been decriminalizing
you have been decriminalizing
he/she/it has been decriminalizing
we have been decriminalizing
you have been decriminalizing
they have been decriminalizing
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 decriminalized
you decriminalized
he/she/it decriminalized
we decriminalized
you decriminalized
they decriminalized
Past continuous
I was decriminalizing
you were decriminalizing
he/she/it was decriminalizing
we were decriminalizing
you were decriminalizing
they were decriminalizing
Past perfect
I had decriminalized
you had decriminalized
he/she/it had decriminalized
we had decriminalized
you had decriminalized
they had decriminalized
Past perfect continuous
I had been decriminalizing
you had been decriminalizing
he/she/it had been decriminalizing
we had been decriminalizing
you had been decriminalizing
they had been decriminalizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you decriminalize
we let´s decriminalize
you decriminalize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to decriminalize
Past participle
decriminalized
Present Participle
decriminalizing
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 DECRIMINALIZE


analyse
ˈænəˌlaɪz
annalize
ˈænəˌlaɪz
canalise
ˈkænəˌlaɪz
criminalize
ˈkrɪmɪnəˌlaɪz
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 DECRIMINALIZE

decrescent
decretal
decretalist
Decretals
decretist
decretive
decretory
Decretum
decrew
decrial
decried
decrier
decries
decriminalization
decrown
decrustation
decry
decrypt
decrypted
decryption

WORDS THAT END LIKE DECRIMINALIZE

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 decriminalize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «decriminalize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DECRIMINALIZE

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

Translator English - Chinese

合法化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

despenalizar
570 millions of speakers

English

decriminalize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

decriminalize
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تجريم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

декриминализировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

descriminalizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বৈধতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

décriminaliser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Decriminalize
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

entkriminalisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

非犯罪化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비범죄화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Decriminalize
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hợp pháp hoá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

decriminalize
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दोषमुक्त करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

suç kapsamından
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

depenalizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dekryminalizacji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

декриміналізувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dezincrimineze
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποποινικοποίηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

decriminalize
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avkriminalisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avkriminalisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of decriminalize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DECRIMINALIZE»

The term «decriminalize» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.247 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DECRIMINALIZE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DECRIMINALIZE»

Discover the use of decriminalize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to decriminalize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Drugs: should we legalize, decriminalize, or deregulate?
Examines the ethical, economic, political, sociological, anthropological, and philosophical issues involved in the debate over United States drug control laws
Jeffrey A. Schaler, 1998
2
Marijuana As Medicine?:: The Science Beyond the Controversy
in the number of ER patients who had used marijuana than in states that did not decriminalize the drug. However, the study also found that by 1978 the proportion of marijuana users among ER patients was about equal in states that did and ...
Alison Mack, Institute of Medicine, Janet Joy, 2000
3
Polygamy's Rape of Rachael Strong: Protected Environment for ...
Decriminalize. Polygamy? The media-favorite, pro-polygamy group “Principle Voices” is headed by three highly-educated, pro-plural marriage women promoting “decriminalization.” To decriminalize a statute: Not to treat as criminal or impose ...
John R. Llewellyn, 2006
4
Paradoxes of Police Work
If the police deemphasize something, they can effectively decriminalize it. What are the limits to this reality? Should the police decriminalize underage drinking in a college town? Should they decriminalize gambling in an inner city area where ...
Douglas Perez, 2010
5
Vocabulary from Latin And Greek Roots IV
One word will not be used. reprove recriminations reprobates approbation decriminalize 5. Some people argue that we should speeding, but others think we should make the laws tougher. 6. The principal felt that the boys were habitual and ...
Elizabeth Osborne, Prestwick House, 2005
6
The Border Challenge: An Insider's Guide to Stopping Drugs ...
The same survey found that 46 percent of respondents in 2010 favored “ legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use,” compared with 22 percent in 1997.5 As popular support to decriminalize the use of marijuana ...
T. Michael Andrews, 2012
7
Good Word Guide: The Fast Way to Correct English - Spelling, ...
The pronunciation is [daykor] or [dekor]. x The spelling deÂcor and the pronunciation [daykor], being closer to the original French, are preferred by some users. decorous see DECENT or DECOROUS? decriminalize or legalize? These two ...
Martin Manser, 2011
8
Not a Choice, Not a Job: Exposing the Myths about ...
The reportquotes UN secretarygeneral Ban Kimoon's 2009 statement on World AIDS Dayina context that represents him as endorsingthecommission's conclusion to decriminalize “consensual sex work.”Inhis earlier statement, theUN  ...
JANICE G. RAYMOND, 2013
9
Legislative Institutions and Ideology in Chile
(Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional 1993d) As cosponsor of the amendment, he clearly ranked the amendment to decriminalize adultery ahead of either the status quo, which discriminated against women, or the government's bill, which ...
John B. Londregan, 2007
10
Ethics in Practice: An Anthology
With these preliminaries out oftheway,let me proceed to the basic question to be addressed.Inmy judgment, the fundamental issue is not whether to decriminalize the use ofany or all drugs, but whether to criminalize the use of any or all drugs.
Hugh LaFollette, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DECRIMINALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term decriminalize is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Marijuana News: Chile Closer to Decriminalizing Cannabis After …
Chile's lower house of congress has approved legislation that would decriminalize the use and cultivation of marijuana. (Photo : Andrew ... «Latin Post, Jul 15»
2
Only 3 People Were Arrested For Weed at the Grateful Dead's 'Fare …
Not too surprising to hear being that the city has relaxed their laws on the drug and is even up for a vote to decriminalize it by Jan. 1, 2016. «Radio.com Music and Entertainment News, Jul 15»
3
Keys might follow Miami-Dade with citations for minor pot offenses
"This does not decriminalize marijuana," Ramsay said Tuesday. "Our officers could still make arrests if people are lying to us, try to conceal ... «Florida Keys Keynoter, Jul 15»
4
Mayor's Stepson Arrest Seen as Spotlighting Unfairness of …
... Heather Fazio of the Marijuana Policy Project, which fought in the recent session for laws that would decriminalize marijuana possession. «WOAI.com, Jul 15»
5
The Changing Nature of Marijuana Politics – and How You Can Help
Delaware lawmakers recently elected to decriminalize minor marijuana possession offenses, while Louisiana lawmakers have just amended ... «NORML Blog, Jul 15»
6
The greatest herb of all
Poe says his goal for the event is to help pass a comprehensive medical cannabis bill in Pennsylvania and to decriminalize the drug in PA, NY, ... «PhillyVoice.com, Jul 15»
7
Chile moves to legalize marijuana
SANTIAGO, Chile, July 8 (UPI) -- Part of Chile's Congress has approved a law to decriminalize the growing and private consumption of ... «UPI.com, Jul 15»
8
Editoral: Zero tolerance
Its ordinance doesn't decriminalize marijuana, as officers would still have the option of filing criminal charges. But it allows law enforcement to ... «Gainesville Sun, Jul 15»
9
Bringing Broken-Windows Policing to Wall Street
This wish to “decriminalize” disreputable behavior that “harms no one” is, we think, a mistake. Arresting a single drunk or a single vagrant who ... «The Atlantic, Jul 15»
10
Bratton: Council's oversight policies are 'unnecessary overkill'
“If we decriminalize going after fare evasion, going after people urinating in the public, people drinking alcohol in the public . . . then, basically, ... «New York Post, Jul 15»

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