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American English: /ˈkrɪm(ə)nəˌlaɪz/
British English: /ˈkrɪmɪn(ə)lʌɪz/

Translation of criminalize in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • Example sentences
    • ‘Our existing law already criminalises much activity that could fall within that description of giving and receiving terrorist training.’
    • In their view, some of the proposed offences were excessively broad or too vague and could criminalise peaceful activities.
    • On 1 July there was a protest march against legislation aimed at criminalizing pro-independence activities.
    Example sentences
    • Asbos are a punitive measure that can criminalise people for behaviour that is not criminal.
    • This may be seen as a rationalization of the appellate courts' tendency to stretch the interpretation of statutes so as to criminalize people who, they think, have manifestly committed a serious wrong.
    • New legislation directed against illegal immigrants also criminalises anyone who aids them.
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