[ ee-kwuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈi kwəˌlaɪz /

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

First recorded in 1580–90; equal + -ize

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for equalization



/ (ˈiːkwəˌlaɪz) /


(tr) to make equal or uniform; regularize
(intr) (in sports) to reach the same score as one's opponent or opponents

Derived Forms

equalization or equalisation, noun
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