Antonyms of verb outlaw

1 sense of outlaw

Sense 1
outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise -- (declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.")
       Antonym of legalize (Sense 1)
      => legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise -- (make legal; "Marijuana should be legalized")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb outlaw

1 sense of outlaw

Sense 1
outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise -- (declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.")
       => forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")

Antonyms of adj outlawed

1 sense of outlawed

Sense 1
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw (prenominal), outlawed, unlawful -- (contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures")

INDIRECT (VIA illegal) -> legal -- (established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules)

Similarity of adj outlawed

1 sense of outlawed

Sense 1
illegitimate, illicit, outlaw (prenominal), outlawed, unlawful -- (contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures")
       => illegal (vs. legal) -- (prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move")

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