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It only helps the Democrats if we legalize all these illegal aliens in this country who the Democrats want to put on federal welfare programs, and actually, they are on federal welfare programs today. The Democrats want to make them all basically dependent upon the federal government so they can continue their radical, big-government agenda.
Paul Broun

Meaning of "legalize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LEGALIZE

legalize  [ˈliːɡəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEGALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Legalize 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 legalize in English.

WHAT DOES LEGALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Legalization

Legalization is the process of removing a legal prohibition against something which is currently not legal. Legalization is a process often applied to what are regarded, by those working towards legalization, as victimless crimes, of which one example is the consumption of illegal drugs. Legalization should be contrasted with decriminalization, which removes criminal charges from an action, but leaves intact associated laws and regulations. Proponents of libertarianism support legalization of what they regard as victimless crimes, such as recreational drug and alcohol use and gun ownership.

Definition of legalize in the English dictionary

The definition of legalize in the dictionary is to make lawful or legal. Other definition of legalize is to confirm or validate.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LEGALIZE

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you legalize
we let´s legalize
you legalize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to legalize
Past participle
legalized
Present Participle
legalizing
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 LEGALIZE


analyse
ˈænəˌlaɪz
capitalize
ˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz
finalize
ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪz
generalize
ˈdʒɛnrəˌlaɪz
illegalise
ɪˈliːɡəˌlaɪz
illegalize
ɪˈliːɡəˌlaɪz
initialize
ɪˈnɪʃəˌlaɪz
localize
ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz
neutralize
ˈnjuːtrəˌlaɪz
normalize
ˈnɔːməˌlaɪz
personalize
ˈpɜːsənəˌlaɪz
prodigalise
ˈprɒdɪɡəˌlaɪz
prodigalize
ˈprɒdɪɡəˌlaɪz
realise
ˈrɪəˌlaɪz
realize
ˈrɪəˌlaɪz
revitalize
riːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz
socialize
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪz
specialize
ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz
symbolize
ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz
visualize
ˈvɪʒʊəˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEGALIZE

legal process
legal profession
legal redress
legal representation
legal separation
legal successor
legal system
legal tender
legalese
legalise
legaliser
legalism
legalist
legalistic
legalistically
legalities
legality
legalization
legalizer
legally

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEGALIZE

Belize
compartmentalize
conceptualize
contextualize
crystalize
decentralize
decriminalize
demoralize
equalize
formalize
globalize
idealize
immortalize
marginalize
materialize
nationalize
naturalize
penalize
rationalize
vandalize
virtualize

Synonyms and antonyms of legalize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LEGALIZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «legalize» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of legalize

Translation of «legalize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEGALIZE

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

Translator English - Chinese

使合法化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

legalizar
570 millions of speakers

English

legalize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वैध बनाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تقنين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

легализовать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

legalizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বৈধ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

légaliser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menghalalkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

legalisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

合法化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

합법화되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nglegalake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm cho hợp lệ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சட்டப்பூர்வமாக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कायदेशीर करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yasallaştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

legalizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zalegalizować
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

легалізувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

legaliza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νομιμοποιήσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wettig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

legalize
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

legal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of legalize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEGALIZE»

The term «legalize» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.144 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEGALIZE» OVER TIME

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

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5 QUOTES WITH «LEGALIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word legalize.
1
Harry Anderson
Is now the time to legalize prostitution?
2
Loni Anderson
If somebody invented cigarettes today, the government would not legalize them.
3
Paul Broun
It only helps the Democrats if we legalize all these illegal aliens in this country who the Democrats want to put on federal welfare programs, and actually, they are on federal welfare programs today. The Democrats want to make them all basically dependent upon the federal government so they can continue their radical, big-government agenda.
4
Nicolas Chamfort
Some things are easier to legalize than to legitimate.
5
Mary Beth Whitehead
You cannot contract to sell a baby. If they legalize this contract they may soon start bringing poor women in from other countries just to be breeders.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEGALIZE»

Discover the use of legalize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to legalize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Legalize This!: The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs
Explodes many of the myths that surround drug use.
Douglas N. Husak, 2002
2
When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies ...
Winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association's 44th Division (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) The summer of 2008 was the summer of love and ...
M. V. Lee Badgett, 2009
3
How to legalize drugs
To examine the problem and propose solutions, Jefferson Fish has marshaled contributions from some two dozen creative thinkers representing the disciplines of anthropology, economics, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, and ...
Jefferson M. Fish, 1998
4
Legalize it?: debating American drug policy
Is it time to legalize drugs? The authors argue both sides.
Arnold S. Trebach, James A. Inciardi, 1993
5
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
6
Journal of the Assembly of Wisconsin, for the Year ...
186, A To legalize tax sales in Burnett county for 1866—232 237 313 316 352 362 884 909 970. 187, A To legalize act of H. W. Jones as justice of the peace, 232 288 813 316 352 362 884 909 968. 266, A To legalize acts of H . T. Dousman as ...
Wisconsin. Legislature. Assembly, 1867
7
Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life ...
The unique story Prisoner Number 284797 shares far exceeds the battle to legalize euthanasia and end human suffering for terminal patients. Personal choice is really what it is all about.
Neal Nicol, Harry Wylie, 2006
8
The Politics of the Charter: The Illusive Promise of ...
Sonny Curtis In the period immediately following the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,1 a number of academic commentators predicted that a major impact of the Charter would be to 'legalize' politics in Canada.2 In ...
Andrew Petter, 2010
9
Prescription Pot: A Leading Advocate's Heroic Battle to ...
This compelling story puts a human face on a controversial, pressing national issue.
George McMahon, Christopher Largen, 2003
10
Legalize: The Only Way to Combat Drugs
From very modest beginnings forty years ago, illegal drugs have become a major concern in every country.
Max Rendall, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEGALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term legalize is used in the context of the following news items.
1
These are the states that could legalize pot next … - Washington Post
Marijuana legalization now enjoys majority support in the U.S. -- 52 percent of Americans support legalization, 42 percent oppose it, and 7 ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
Legalize It: Nation's Marijuana Industry Burns On Through
Legalize It: Nation's Marijuana Industry Burns On Despite Major Drug Busts. <> on April 20, 2010 in Boulder, Colorado. Denver is scheduled to ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
3
Should California legalize online gambling?
Big time poker players are pushing hard to legalize online gambling here in California. It was shut down about 6 years ago when the Feds ... «KUSI, Jul 15»
4
Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage a triumph …
However, understand that the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage is an expression of the freedom of belief those in the ... «Citizens Voice, Jul 15»
5
Leading Group To File 2016 Ballot Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In
ReformCA today retained Progressive Campaigns, Inc. to gather signatures for its 2016 ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in California. «The Weed Blog, Jul 15»
6
Who Are the Next States Likely to Legalize Medical Marijuana?
Currently 40 states have at least some type of legal protection for medical use of marijuana. 23 States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia ... «The Daily Chronic, Jul 15»
7
Bennet, Gardner introduce bill to legalize pot banking
That could finally happen through legislation introduced in the Senate last week that would legalize banking for marijuana businesses. «The Colorado Statesman, Jul 15»
8
Two SD Petitions Circulate To Legalize Marijuana
This proposal seeks to legalize marijuana for treatment of specified medical conditions. Melissa Mentele is the sponsor for the medical petition. «SDPB Radio, Jul 15»
9
Attempts made to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Tenn.
John Jay Hooker was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Tennessee in 1970 and 1998. (Photo: Sean Braisted/ Flickr) ... «Daily Signal, Jul 15»
10
Should Pennsylvania Legalize The Sale Of Fireworks?
White is sponsoring a bill to legalize real ones, even though the news has been crowded lately with stories of professional football players ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»

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