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[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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Related Words for homologize

accommodate, adapt, homogenize, conform, mingle, fit, accustom, acculturate, acclimatize, intermix, standardize, parallel, match, homologize, incorporate, convert, elect, enfold, absorb, adopt

British Dictionary definitions for homologize



  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


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

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