equalize

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. equalitarian,
  2. equality,
  3. equality state,
  4. equalization,
  5. equalization payment,
  6. equalizer,
  7. equally,
  8. equanil,
  9. equanimity,
  10. equanimous

Also especially British, e·qual·ise.

Origin of equalize

First recorded in 1580–90; equal + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for equalize

equalize

equalise

/ (ˈiːkwəˌlaɪz) /

verb

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

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Word Origin and History for equalize

equalize

v.

1580s, from equal + -ize. Related: Equalized; equalizing.

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