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 for criminalize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  criminalize \criminalize\ v. t.
     to declare (an act) to be illegal.
     Syn: outlaw, illegalize, ban.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: treat as a criminal
      2: declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the
         U.S." [syn: outlaw, criminalize, criminalise,
         illegalize, illegalise] [ant: decriminalise,
         decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate,
         legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize]

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