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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 a plural form.

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Also especially British, plu·ral·ise .

Origin of pluralize

First recorded in 1795–1805; plural + -ize
plu·ral·iz·a·ble, adjectiveplu·ral·i·za·tion, nounplu·ral·iz·er, nounun·plu·ral·ized, adjective
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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
pluralization or pluralisation, nounpluralizer or pluraliser, noun
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