- to make or hold stable, firm, or steadfast.
- to maintain at a given or unfluctuating level or quantity: The government will try to stabilize the cost of living.
- Aeronautics. to put or keep (an aircraft) in stable equilibrium, as by some special device.
- to become stabilized.
Origin of stabilize
Related Words for stabilizepreserve, secure, fix, steady, maintain, sustain, balance, firm, stiffen, set, counterbalance, buttress, counterpoise, support, poise, freeze, settle, bolt, equalize, uphold
Examples from the Web for stabilize
Contemporary Examples of stabilize
This gave the Germans time to stabilize and dig in on the “hedgerow front” before St. Lô.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
And if he can stabilize this sliver of the country, it could prevent another devastating war.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
It's going to require us to stabilize Syria in some fashion.Why Obama Backed Off More ISIS Strikes: His Own Team Couldn’t Agree on a Syria Strategy
Josh Rogin, Eli Lake
August 29, 2014
He says again and again that he hopes Russia will cooperate to stabilize the situation in Ukraine.Putin’s Shadow Shock Troops Roil Ukraine
February 28, 2014
In the delicate efforts to stabilize Ukraine that lie ahead, shale gas will not be very important over the short term.Why Putin Hates Fracking
February 26, 2014
Historical Examples of stabilize
Must mingle other atoms with those before they stabilize in our plane.Wanderer of Infinity
Yet it is plain that the effect of these dinners was to stabilize prices for steel.United States Steel
Officials anticipate that the rural population will stabilize and that most future increases will be to the towns and cities.Area Handbook for Romania
Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Scrub on the remainder, however, serves to stabilize the soil of the forest lands against erosion and to slow the runoff of water.Area Handbook for Bulgaria
Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
He felt defeated in his attempts to stabilize his impressions.Command
- to make or become stable or more stable
- to keep or be kept stable
- to put or keep (an aircraft, vessel, etc) in equilibrium by one or more special devices, or (of an aircraft, vessel, etc) to become stable
Word Origin and History for stabilize
1861, originally of ships; probably a back-formation from stability. Related: Stabilized; stabilizing.
- To bring to or reach a stable or steadfast state.