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

  Legalize \Le"gal*ize\ (l[=e]"gal*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Legalized (-[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Legalizing
     (-[imac]`z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. l['e]galiser.]
     1. To make legal.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Theol.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized" [syn:
           legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise,
           legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize,
           legitimatise] [ant: criminalise, criminalize,
           illegalise, illegalize, outlaw]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "legalize":
     authorize, certificate, certify, charter, constitute,
     declare lawful, decree, empower, enable, enact, enfranchise,
     entitle, establish, formulate, franchise, give official sanction,
     give power, legislate, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize,
     license, make a regulation, make legal, ordain, patent, prescribe,
     privilege, put in force, ratify, regulate, sanction, validate,

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