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equalize

equalize

verb equal·ize \ˈē-kwə-ˌlīz\

: to make (something) equal or to become equal

: to make (something) even or to become even

sports : to tie the score

equal·izedequal·iz·ing

Full Definition of EQUALIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to make equal
2
a :  to compensate for
b :  to make uniform; especially :  to distribute evenly or uniformly <equalize the tax burden>
c :  to adjust or correct the frequency characteristics of (an electronic signal) by restoring to their original level high frequencies that have been attenuated
intransitive verb
chiefly British :  to tie the score
equal·i·za·tion \ˌē-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of EQUALIZE

  1. They are hoping to equalize pay for workers with similar jobs.
  2. Educational opportunities have not yet equalized.
  3. trying to equalize the pressure

First Known Use of EQUALIZE

1600

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