illegalize

[ ih-lee-guh-lahyz ]
/ ɪˈli gəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), il·le·gal·ized, il·le·gal·iz·ing.

to make illegal: They even wanted to illegalize smoking.

Nearby words

  1. ille-et-vilaine,
  2. illegal,
  3. illegal alien,
  4. illegal procedure,
  5. illegality,
  6. illegally,
  7. illegible,
  8. illegit,
  9. illegitimacy,
  10. illegitimate

Also especially British, il·le·gal·ise.

Origin of illegalize

First recorded in 1810–20; illegal + -ize

Related formsil·le·gal·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for illegalised

illegalize

illegalise

/ (ɪˈliːɡəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make illegal
Derived Formsillegalization or illegalisation, noun

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