equalize

verb equal·ize \ ˈē-kwə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of equalize

equalized; equalizing
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

equalization

play \ˌē-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of equalize in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of equalize

1600


EQUALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

equalize

verb

Definition of equalize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) equal or to become equal

  • : to make (something) even or to become even

  • sports : to tie the score


EQUALIZE Defined for Kids

equalize

verb equal·ize \ ˈē-kwə-ˌlīz \

Definition of equalize for Students

equalized; equalizing
: to make even or equal


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