pluralize

verb
plu·​ral·​ize | \ ˈplu̇r-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce pluralize (audio) \
pluralized; pluralizing

Definition of pluralize

transitive verb

: to make plural or express in the plural form

Other Words from pluralize

pluralization \ ˌplu̇r-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce pluralize (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of pluralize

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Pluralize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pluralize. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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