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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
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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
EQUALIZING Defined for Kids

equalize

verb equal·ize \ˈē-kwə-ˌlīz\
equal·izedequal·iz·ing

Definition of EQUALIZE for Kids

:  to make even or equal

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