criminalize

Definitions of criminalize
1

v declare illegal; outlaw

“Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.”
Synonyms:
criminalise, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw
Antonyms:
decriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize
make legal
Types:
ban, censor
forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
embargo
ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
Type of:
disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto
command against

v treat as a criminal

Type of:
do by, handle, treat
interact in a certain way

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