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verb (used with object), il·le·gal·ized, il·le·gal·iz·ing.
  1. to make illegal: They even wanted to illegalize smoking.
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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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Related Words

prevent, bar, forbid, proscribe, disallow, ban, exclude, condemn, prohibit, halt, suppress, outlaw, restrict, embargo, inhibit, stop, interdict, damn, enjoin, taboo

British Dictionary definitions for illegalize



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