legalize legalize  /ˈli ɡə ˌlaɪz/


  • (v) make legal


  1. After 15 years of talks, Taiwans legislature has passed a bill to legalize gambling on the Penghu islands, located off the west coast of Taiwans main island.
  2. Banned for safety and liability reasons, the ocean sport is on the path to being legalized in the Windy City's waters.
  3. Her crusade to legalize birth control spurred the movement for women's liberation.


  1. The payday Trojan horse

    By Joseph Sabino Mistick, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The tale of the Trojan horse, and the trickery it symbolizes, provides a dead-on example of the most recent efforts to legalize payday lending in ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. De Pere Seeks Public Feedback On a Deer Hunting Program

    To help control the deer population, De Pere is developing a program that would legalize bow hunting deer within city limits.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WBAY Green Bay

  3. MMA: Female participants call sport empowering, not sexist

    JUNE 3 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Women who practice mixed martial arts urged the New York Assembly to legalize its professional competition this year, countering arguments from female critics who say it promotes sexist attitudes and violence at home. While the state Senate has voted to legalize and regulate the sport like most states and Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s not opposed, passage is up to the ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Evening Times


  1. "Legalize marijuana and take all that money and invest it in teachers and in education," Santana said in an interview this week. "You will see a transformation in America."
    on Apr 3, 2009 By: Carlos Santana Source: USA Today

  2. "Russia is trying to legalize the results of an ethnic cleansing it has conducted, to oppose it to the West," Georgia's state minister on reintegration, Timur Yakobashvili, told The Associated Press. "But it will result in Russia's isolation...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Timur Source: USA Today

  3. "No matter what happens, we will never reconcile with the fact of annexation or indeed separation of parts of territory from Georgia; with the attempt to legalize ethnic cleansing; and with the attempts to bring Georgia to its knees and undermine...
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: TIME

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