criminalize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈkrɪmɪnəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theycriminalize
he/she/itcriminalizes
present participlecriminalizing
past tensecriminalized
past participlecriminalized
  1. 2
    to state that someone is guilty of a crime when they thought they were acting legally