- 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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Related Wordsadjust, even, trim, square, standardize, handicap, rival, level, smooth, equal, compare, socialize, emulate, equate, coordinate, establish, parallel, match, communize, regularize
Examples from the Web for equalize
JUDNICK: The immediate supremacist reaction is to equalize everything.The Unbearable Whiteness of Protesting
Rawiya Kameir, Judnick Mayard
December 10, 2014
They have high quality child care, and political party quotas to equalize the number of men and women running for office.Can the Gender Gap Be Solved?
April 22, 2014
Far from pushing “undemocratic” legislation, Yisrael Beytenu has attempted to push legislation that will equalize Israeli society.The Truth About Yisrael Beytenu
November 9, 2012
How to equalize families and allotments will be one of the chief cares of the guardians of the laws.Laws
This will tend to force the growth of the weaker shoots and to equalize the vigor of all.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
That's because there are no protecting layers of clouds to equalize the radiation.The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men
Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
The most that the law can do is to equalize the conditions of sale.Sophisms of the Protectionists
Winnie can't go and teach there to equalize their school bills!The Youngest Girl in the Fifth
- (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 equalize
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