Definitions of criminalize
  1. verb
    declare illegal; outlaw
    synonyms: criminalise, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw
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    decriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize
    make legal
    ban, censor
    forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
    ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
    type of:
    disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto
    command against
  2. verb
    treat as a criminal
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    type of:
    do by, handle, treat
    interact in a certain way
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