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equalize

or (especially British) equalise

[ee-kwuh-lahyz] /ˈi kwəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), equalized, equalizing.
1.
to make equal:
to equalize tax burdens.
2.
to make uniform:
to equalize a rate of production.
Origin of equalize
1580-1590
1580-90; equal + -ize
Related forms
equalization, noun
nonequalization, noun
nonequalized, adjective
nonequalizing, adjective
unequalize, verb (used with object), unequalized, unequalizing.
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equalize

/ˈiːkwəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make equal or uniform; regularize
2.
(intransitive) (in sports) to reach the same score as one's opponent or opponents
Derived Forms
equalization, equalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for equalize
v.

1580s, from equal + -ize. Related: Equalized; equalizing.

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