Illegalize and Legalize


Illegalize verb - To make or declare contrary to the law.
Usage example: a bill that would illegalize the private use of fireworks

Legalize is an antonym for illegalize in prohibit topic.


Legalize verb - Make legal.
Usage example: Marijuana should be legalized

Illegalize is an antonym for legalize.

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