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English verb: criminalise

1. criminalise (social) declare illegal; outlaw

SamplesMarijuana is criminalized in the U.S..

Synonymscriminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto

Narrower (hyponym)ban, censor

Antonymsdecriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize

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