[ ploor-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈplʊər əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), plu·ral·ized, plu·ral·iz·ing.
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 .
OTHER WORDS FROM pluralizeplu·ral·iz·a·ble, adjectiveplu·ral·i·za·tion, nounplu·ral·iz·er, nounun·plu·ral·ized, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pluralize
Some groups pluralize both parts of the group; as man singer, manservant, woman servant, woman singer.An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
They are placed immediately after the noun they pluralize and before the particles which indicate case.Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language|Diego Collado
British Dictionary definitions for pluralize
/ (ˈplʊərəˌlaɪz) /
(intr) to hold more than one ecclesiastical benefice or office at the same time
to make or become plural
Derived forms of pluralizepluralization or pluralisation, nounpluralizer or pluraliser, noun
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