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homologize

[huh-mol-uh-jahyz, hoh-]
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verb (used with object), ho·mol·o·gized, ho·mol·o·giz·ing.
  1. to make or show to be homologous.
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verb (used without object), ho·mol·o·gized, ho·mol·o·giz·ing.
  1. to be homologous; correspond.
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Also especially British, ho·mol·o·gise.

Origin of homologize

First recorded in 1710–20; homolog(ous) + -ize
Related formsho·mol·o·giz·er, nounun·ho·mol·o·gized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homologize

homologize

homologise

verb
  1. to be, show to be, or make homologous
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Derived Formshomologizer or homologiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for homologize

v.

1733, "to be homologous;" 1811, "to make homologous;" see homologous + -ize. Related: Homologized; homologizing.

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