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English verb: legitimize

1. legitimize (social) make legal

SamplesMarijuana should be legalized.

Synonymsdecriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit

Narrower (hyponym)monetise, monetize

Antonymscriminalise, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw, criminalize

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