pluralize

verb

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

transitive verb

: to make plural or express in the plural form
pluralization noun

Examples of pluralize in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pluralize was in 1750

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“Pluralize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pluralize. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

pluralize

verb
plu·​ral·​ize ˈplu̇r-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce pluralize (audio)
pluralized; pluralizing
: to make plural or express in the plural form
pluralization noun

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