HyperDic: criminalize

English > 2 senses of the word criminalize:
VERBsocialcriminalizetreat as a criminal
socialcriminalize, outlaw, criminalise, illegalize, illegalisedeclare illegal
criminalize > pronunciation
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > criminalize: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningtreat as a criminal.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Broadertreat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
Nounscriminalsomeone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
English > criminalize: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningdeclare illegal; outlaw.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
Synonymsoutlaw, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise
Narrowerban, censorforbid the public distribution of (a movie or a newspaper)
Broaderforbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nixcommand against
Oppositelegalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatisemake legal
Spanishcriminalizar, ilegalizar, penalizar, proscribir
Catalanil·legalitzar, penalitzar, proscriure

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