regularize

[ reg-yuh-luh-rahyz ]
/ ˈrɛg yə ləˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), reg·u·lar·ized, reg·u·lar·iz·ing.

to make regular.

Nearby words

  1. regular lay,
  2. regular tertiaries,
  3. regular verb,
  4. regular year,
  5. regularity,
  6. regularly,
  7. regulate,
  8. regulated tenancy,
  9. regulation,
  10. regulation t

Also especially British, reg·u·lar·ise.

Origin of regularize

First recorded in 1615–25; regular + -ize

Related formsreg·u·lar·i·za·tion, nounreg·u·lar·iz·er, nounun·reg·u·lar·ized, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for regularise

regularize

regularise

/ (ˈrɛɡjʊləˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make regular; cause to conform
Derived Formsregularization or regularisation, noun

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Word Origin and History for regularise

regularize

v.

1620s, from regular (adj.) + -ize. Related: Regularized; regularizing.

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