verb (used with object), le·gal·ized, le·gal·iz·ing.
Related formsle·gal·i·za·tion, nounun·le·gal·ized, adjective
Examples from the Web for legalize
The first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, Denmark still waves its banner high.
The residents of Arkansas decide Tuesday whether to legalize the sale of an intoxicating substance statewide.
Despite the obvious appeal, the odds are long that Arkansas will legalize alcohol statewide in 2014.
If the president takes unilateral action to legalize millions of people, King said, “it will create a constitutional crisis.”Steve King: GOP Congress Should Keep Repealing Obamacare|Ben Jacobs|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To paraphrase Peter Tosh, if Illinois were to legalize it, would you advertise it?The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning|Bill Schulz|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But we are told that the courts will not respect this law, for the reason that it seeks to legalize trespass.
A final effort to legalize slavery in Nova Scotia was made in 1808.
The Chinese, then, were unable to stop the traffic and unwilling to legalize it.A Vindication of England's Policy with Regard to the Opium Trade|Charles Reginald Haines
The Ashburton treaty was not the law of Canada, because the Government had neglected to legalize it by statute.Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh|Lin-Le
This conviction or this pretension tends to augment their force amazingly, and contributes no less to legalize their measures.American Institutions and Their Influence|Alexis de Tocqueville et al.