Definition of equalize
1 : to make equal
2a : to compensate forb : to make uniform; especially : to distribute evenly or uniformly equalize the tax burdenc : to adjust or correct the frequency characteristics of (an electronic signal) by restoring to their original level high frequencies that have been attenuated
chiefly British : to tie the score
equalizationplay \ˌē-kwə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
Examples of equalize in a Sentence
They are hoping to equalize pay for workers with similar jobs.
Educational opportunities have not yet equalized.
trying to equalize the pressure
Recent Examples of equalize from the Web
The movie opens with a demonstration of Baby's prowess, evading cops in a sequence briskly choreographed to the music that the character plays nonstop, his way of equalizing a ringing sound that haunts him from an earlier accident.
In two straight games, Orlando City — in the blink of an eye — scores equalizing goals in the final seconds of stoppage time.
The Rapids had three more great looks to equalize before the half, all of them headers.
Mexico equalized and the game finished 1-1—a good result for the Americans on this turf—but not before Bradley threatened the spectacular again.
The Crew had gone ahead in the 61st minute when Argentine midfielder Dederico Higuain netted but Colorado equalized 10 minutes from fulltime through Irish defender Kevin Doyle.
Instead, the Timbers allowed a 10-men San Jose team to remain in the game and even come closing to equalizing in the second half.
FC United, which plays in the Premier Development League, had more than its fair share of chances to equalize throughout the course of the 90 minutes, but were never able to break through.
After Guadalajara went up 2–0 courtesy of goals from Alan Pulido and Rodolfo Pizarro, Tigres equalized on an Andre-Pierre Gignac brace.
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First Known Use of equalize
EQUALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of equalize for Students
: to make even or equal
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