equalize

[ee-kwuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), equalized, equalizing.
1.
to make equal: to equalize tax burdens.
2.
to make uniform: to equalize a rate of production.
Also, especially British, equalise.


Origin:
1580–90; equal + -ize

equalization, noun
nonequalization, noun
nonequalized, adjective
nonequalizing, adjective
unequalize, verb (used with object), unequalized, unequalizing.
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equalize or equalise (ˈiːkwəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to make equal or uniform; regularize
2.  (intr) (in sports) to reach the same score as one's opponent or opponents
 
equalise or equalise
 
vb
 
equali'zation or equalise
 
n
 
equali'sation or equalise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

equalize
1590s, from equal + -ize. Related: Equalized; equalizing. Equalizer is from 1792; in the U.S. underworld slang sense of pistol, it is from c.1900.
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Example sentences
Now they want to come up with some law or whatever to equalize grant
  distribution.
Scientists call this phenomenon osmosis, which tends to equalize the salinity
  of the two solutions.
The popping noise you hear can help equalize the pressure inside your ear.
Don't build complex systems that put government in the position of trying to
  equalize all resources or ban all contributions.
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