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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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