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criminalize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
criminalizecrim‧i‧nal‧ize (also criminalise British English) /ˈkrɪmənəl-aɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 SCLto make something illegal, or to say that someone is a criminal because of something they have done opp decriminalize 🔊 The government has introduced new legislation to criminalize computer hacking.
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criminalizeCampaign finance reform, then, should not simply criminalize a few activities at the edges.It's the only way they can go around harassing and criminalizing black kids and think they're doing a good job.However, opponents charge that the new Internet regulations amount to unconstitutional censorship that would criminalize expression protected by the First Amendment.Government itself was rarely the active initiator in the move to criminalize immorality.By criminalizing physician-assisted suicide, the Supreme Court has driven a criminal wedge between the dying and their doctors.In 1937, the U.S. government criminalized the use of marijuana.
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Verb table
criminalize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycriminalize
he, she, itcriminalizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycriminalized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave criminalized
he, she, ithas criminalized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad criminalized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill criminalize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have criminalized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam criminalizing
he, she, itis criminalizing
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you, we, theyare criminalizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas criminalizing
you, we, theywere criminalizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been criminalizing
he, she, ithas been criminalizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been criminalizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be criminalizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been criminalizing
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