to make equal: to equalize tax burdens.
to make uniform: to equalize a rate of production.
- Also especially British, e·qual·ise .
- e·qual·i·za·tion, noun
- non·e·qual·i·za·tion, noun
- non·e·qual·ized, adjective
- non·e·qual·iz·ing, adjective
- un·e·qual·ize, verb (used with object), un·e·qual·ized, un·e·qual·iz·ing.
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How to use equalize in a sentence
Though they have no tendency to equalise powers of achievement, they tend to produce an artificial equality of expectation.A Critical Examination of Socialism | William Hurrell Mallock
His aim had been to try to equalise things a little, and this by way of reverence.The Browning Cyclopdia | Edward Berdoe
The land and water are better mixed on Mars than on the earth—a fact which tends to equalise the climate.A Trip to Venus | John Munro
Competition would equalise, but would not lower profits, for 'the productive powers of manufactures are constantly increasing.'The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
I thought none but the devil himself could equalise me for inward wickedness and pollution of mind.Bunyan Characters | Alexander Whyte
British Dictionary definitions for equalize
(tr) to make equal or uniform; regularize
(intr) (in sports) to reach the same score as one's opponent or opponents
- equalization or equalisation, noun
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