Could someone illustrate what the difference between 'outlaw' and 'illegalize'?
And can I replace 'outlaw' with 'illegalize' in the following sentence? If not, why?
eg. Denials of Jewish holocaust have been outlawed.
Raymott & Bhaisahab, thank you for your responses.
... and lots of near-synonyms, often depending on the column-width of the newspaper! 'Ban' 'Veto' 'Rule out'.
Although it's not usual for 'illegalize' in Br E, we do use 'legalize' - "pressure is growing for cannabis to be legalized".
Note that the verb 'outlaw' is ^sometimes*^ stressed on the second syllable; the noun (the person who has been outlawed) is ^always^ stressed on the first.
*See my later note: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...tml#post340499
Last edited by BobK; 21-Aug-2008 at 11:11. Reason: Note added
Thank you for your answer with details!
As I said, there are cases where -ize is not an option. So always using '-ise' involves less effort. Perhaps that's why some some dialects prefer it (having given up "the good fight" that requires a bit more effort. )
Microsoft Word Processor has a function of spell-checking. It outlaws verbs with the suffix of 'ise' by underlining them but 'ize'.
It should blame it on Bill Gates.