[ par-uh-lel-ahyz, -luh-lahyz ]
/ ˈpær ə lɛlˌaɪz, -ləˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), par·al·lel·ized, par·al·lel·iz·ing.

to make parallel; place so as to be parallel.
to draw a parallelism or analogy between.

Nearby words

  1. parallelepiped,
  2. paralleling,
  3. parallelism,
  4. parallelist,
  5. parallelistic,
  6. parallelogram,
  7. parallelogram law,
  8. parallelogram rule,
  9. parallergic,
  10. paralogia

Also especially British, par·al·lel·ise.

Origin of parallelize

From the Greek word parallēlízein, dating back to 1600–10. See parallel, -ize

Related formspar·al·lel·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019