verb (used with object), e·qual·ized, e·qual·iz·ing.
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
Related formse·qual·i·za·tion, nounnon·e·qual·i·za·tion, nounnon·e·qual·ized, adjectivenon·e·qual·iz·ing, adjectiveun·e·qual·ize, verb (used with object), un·e·qual·ized, un·e·qual·iz·ing.
First recorded in 1580–90; equal
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Examples from the Web for equalise
Historical Examples of equalise
No human repentance is enough to equalise deadly sin and be fruitful.
It was all the youth's friends could do in order to equalise the chances.
His aim had been to try to equalise things a little, and this by way of reverence.
To equalise things, Ainsmith of Claflin fumbled for almost as much.
A shilling or two were sufficient to equalise the balance against all the weight of my heroism and patriotic ardour together.
British Dictionary definitions for equalise
Derived Formsequalization or equalisation, noun
(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 equalise
1580s, from equal + -ize. Related: Equalized; equalizing.
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