normalize

verb
nor·​mal·​ize | \ ˈnȯr-mə-ˌlīz How to pronounce normalize (audio) \
normalized; normalizing

Definition of normalize

transitive verb

1 : to make conform to or reduce to a norm or standard
2 : to make normal (as by a transformation of variables)
3 : to bring or restore to a normal condition normalize relations between two countries

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Other Words from normalize

normalizable \ ˈnȯr-​mə-​ˌlī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce normalize (audio) \ adjective
normalization \ ˌnȯr-​mə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce normalize (audio) \ noun

Examples of normalize in a Sentence

The drug normalizes heart function. The talks are aimed at normalizing relations between the countries. It took years for the political situation in the country to normalize.
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Recent Examples on the Web The trends helped normalize the sexualization of pubescent girls. Jess Sims, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 July 2021 Each indicator is indexed in order to normalize the data, and a composite score is produced by adding those values for each geography. David M. Ewalt, WSJ, 20 July 2021 Once such factors normalize, Powell said, inflation should ease. Christopher Rugaber, chicagotribune.com, 14 July 2021 In addition to helping normalize the country, the U.N. peacekeeping force played an important role after a devastating 2010 earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Fox News, 12 July 2021 In addition to helping normalize the country, the U.N. peacekeeping force played an important role after a devastating 2010 earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. DÁnica Coto, Star Tribune, 11 July 2021 Along with formula-feeding, Tisdale would like to normalize the fact that people's bodies look different after giving birth. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 30 June 2021 Clearly, that includes posting TikToks and other photos or videos on social media—not only for herself but to normalize conversations about bodies for others, too. Colleen Murphy, Health.com, 30 June 2021 Cooper’s footage of the encounter soon went viral, inspiring avid birders and nature enthusiasts to launch the inaugural Black Birders Week, a series of virtual events to celebrate and normalize Black people enjoying the outdoors. Katrina Miller, Wired, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of normalize

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of normalize was in 1847

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23 Jul 2021

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“Normalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/normalize. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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More Definitions for normalize

normalize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of normalize

formal : to bring (someone or something) back to a usual or expected state or condition

normalize

transitive verb
nor·​mal·​ize
variants: or British normalise \ ˈnȯr-​mə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce normalize (audio) \
normalized or British normalised; normalizing or British normalising

Medical Definition of normalize

: to make conform to or reduce to a norm or standard normalize blood pressure

Other Words from normalize

normalization or British normalisation \ ˌnȯr-​mə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce normalize (audio) \ noun

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