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[reg-yuh-luh-rahyz] /ˈrɛg yə ləˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), regularized, regularizing.
to make regular.
Also, especially British, regularise.
Origin of regularize
1615-25; regular + -ize
Related forms
regularization, noun
regularizer, noun
unregularized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for regularize
  • They predict the next verb to fall into line will be wed, the past tense of which will regularize from wed to wedded.
  • Thus, achieving performance critically depends on finding ways to reduce and regularize global memory access.
  • The solution uses several constraints to regularize the ill-posed problem.
British Dictionary definitions for regularize


(transitive) to make regular; cause to conform
Derived Forms
regularization, regularisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for regularize

1620s, from regular (adj.) + -ize. Related: Regularized; regularizing.

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