- to make equal: to equalize tax burdens.
- to make uniform: to equalize a rate of production.
Also especially British, e·qual·ise.
Origin of equalize
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Examples from the Web for equalization
And equalization—of power—is, I think, is what drives many individuals to “go postal.”Confessions of a Man Who Almost Went Postal
April 4, 2009
The valorization, or equalization, of coffee originated in Brazil.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
At other sports this equalization is managed by means of starts.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
The vital principle, to me, is the equalization of opportunity.The Wasted Generation
Some day there will be a Board of Equalization from whose decision there will be no appeal.Nasby in Exile
David R. Locke
The equalization of the river flow can also be thus attained.
- (tr) to make equal or uniform; regularize
- (intr) (in sports) to reach the same score as one's opponent or opponents
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Word Origin and History for equalization
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