- 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 equalise
No human repentance is enough to equalise deadly sin and be fruitful.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
It was all the youth's friends could do in order to equalise the chances.Kophetua the Thirteenth
His aim had been to try to equalise things a little, and this by way of reverence.The Browning Cyclopdia
To equalise things, Ainsmith of Claflin fumbled for almost as much.Left Tackle Thayer
Ralph Henry Barbour
A shilling or two were sufficient to equalise the balance against all the weight of my heroism and patriotic ardour together.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
- (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
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