Definition of Criminalize

1. Verb. Treat as a criminal.

Generic synonyms: Do By, Handle, Treat
Derivative terms: Criminal



2. Verb. Declare illegal; outlaw. "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
Exact synonyms: Criminalise, Illegalise, Illegalize, Outlaw
Generic synonyms: Disallow, Forbid, Interdict, Nix, Prohibit, Proscribe, Veto
Specialized synonyms: Ban, Censor
Derivative terms: Crime, Outlaw, Outlawry
Antonyms: Decriminalise, Decriminalize, Legalize

Definition of Criminalize

1. Verb. (transitive) To make (something) a crime; to make illegal under criminal law; to ban. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Criminalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminalize

criminal record
criminal records
criminal suit
criminalisation
criminalise
criminalised
criminalises
criminalising
criminalism
criminalist
criminalistics
criminalists
criminalities
criminality
criminalization
criminalize (current term)
criminalized
criminalizes
criminalizing
criminally
criminalness
criminals
criminate
criminated
criminates
criminating
crimination
criminations
criminative
criminatory

Literary usage of Criminalize

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1. Terrorist Financing: Better Strategic Planning Needed to Coordinate U. S by Loren Yager (2006)
"Obligates ratifying countries to criminalize money laundering via domestic ... Obligates countries to criminalize actions to finance terrorism and deny all ..."

2. Threat To U.s. Trade And Finance From Drug Trafficking And International edited by Charles E. Grassley (1999)
"The April 1996 OECD recommended that member countries end this practice and also passed another recommendation to criminalize transnational bribery ..."

3. More Than a Name: State-Sponsored Homophobia and Its Consequences in by Scott Long, A. Widney Brown, Gail Cooper (2003)
"Zambia and Botswana do not mention "sodomy," but have provisions in their colonial-era, British-inspired penal codes which criminalize "carnal knowledge ..."

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