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pluralize

[ ploor-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈplʊər əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), plu·ral·ized, plu·ral·iz·ing.
to express in the plural form; make plural: to pluralize a noun.
verb (used without object), plu·ral·ized, plu·ral·iz·ing.
to receive or take aplural form.
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Also especially British, plu·ral·ise .

Origin of pluralize

First recorded in 1795–1805; plural + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM pluralize

plu·ral·iz·a·ble, adjectiveplu·ral·i·za·tion, nounplu·ral·iz·er, nounun·plu·ral·ized, adjective
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How to use pluralize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pluralize

pluralize

pluralise

/ (ˈplʊərəˌlaɪz) /

verb
(intr) to hold more than one ecclesiastical benefice or office at the same time
to make or become plural

Derived forms of pluralize

pluralization or pluralisation, nounpluralizer or pluraliser, noun
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