regularize

verb reg·u·lar·ize \ ˈre-gyə-lə-ˌrīz also ˈrā- \
|Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of regularize

regularized; regularizing
: to make regular by conformance to law, rules, or custom

regularization

play \ˌre-gyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən also ˌrā-\ noun

Examples of regularize in a Sentence

  1. Under the program, illegal immigrants would be able to apply to regularize their status.

  2. the garment industry agreed to regularize women's clothing sizes so one company's size six wasn't another company's size ten

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First Known Use of regularize

1780

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Definition of regularize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something, such as a situation) regular, legal, or officially accepted



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