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decriminalize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
decriminalizede‧crim‧in‧a‧lize (also decriminalise British English) /diːˈkrɪmənəlaɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 SCLLEGALto state officially that something is not illegal anymore 🔊 a campaign to decriminalize cannabisdecriminalization /diːˌkrɪmənəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -lə-/ noun [uncountable]
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decriminalizePlenty of men and women think prostitution should be decriminalized.The chief of police believes marijuana use should be decriminalized.He has openly said that he favours decriminalizing soft drugs.If the United States wants to end drug-related crime, it has one Gordian-knot option: decriminalize the stuff.
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Verb table
decriminalize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydecriminalize
he, she, itdecriminalizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydecriminalized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave decriminalized
he, she, ithas decriminalized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad decriminalized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill decriminalize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have decriminalized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam decriminalizing
he, she, itis decriminalizing
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you, we, theyare decriminalizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas decriminalizing
you, we, theywere decriminalizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been decriminalizing
he, she, ithas been decriminalizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been decriminalizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be decriminalizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been decriminalizing
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