standardize

verb
stan·dard·ize | \ ˈstan-dər-ˌdīz \
standardized; standardizing

Definition of standardize 

transitive verb

1 : to compare with a standard

2 : to bring into conformity with a standard

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Other words from standardize

standardization \ˌstan-dər-də-ˈzā-shən \ noun

Examples of standardize in a Sentence

He standardized procedures for the industry. the plan is to standardize the test for reading comprehension so that we can see how students across the state compare

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Hiring can be standardized, so people don’t pick candidates based on irrelevant things like height. New York Times, "The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling," 23 May 2018 Though plant-derived, the phytotherapies were standardized in production and clinically tested. Scientific American, "In Medicine and Skincare, Plants are Staging a Comeback," 4 May 2018 The federal government is looking at standardizing tests that use hair and saliva. Katie Zezima, Washington Post, "States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing amid an abuse epidemic," 7 Apr. 2018 Ochsner has focused on standardizing training for all employees and establishing non-discrimination policies throughout the system, explained Dr. Brandy Panunti, an endocrinologist at Ochsner who works with transgender patients. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "3 New Orleans health providers named leaders in LGBT care," 3 Apr. 2018 In April, York and Rocket Lab partnered to also standardize the launch logistics, and York signed some of its customers on to Electron rockets. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "Never Prebook Your Return Flight From a Rocket Launch," 6 July 2018 In addition, the plan would create a council with power to standardize programs across the entire government that assist low-income Americans. Amy Goldstein, Washington Post, "Government reorganization plan embraces conservative goals for the safety net," 21 June 2018 With more than 1,200 memorials on benches, trees and elsewhere in Wilmette parks sometimes requiring work arounds for landscapers, the Wilmette Park Board is moving to standardize policies for such displays. Kathy Routliffe, chicagotribune.com, "Wilmette Park District sets guidelines for more than 1,200 memorials in parks," 18 May 2018 That claim about Native American heritage is repeated in a story published in 1875 in the New Orleans Times in which the writer attempts to standardize the spelling of jambalaya. James Karst, NOLA.com, "A jambalaya recipe from 1844: Take one bear and clean it well ...," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of standardize

1873, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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standardize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of standardize

: to change (things) so that they are similar and consistent and agree with rules about what is proper and acceptable

standardize

verb
stan·dard·ize | \ ˈstan-dər-ˌdīz \
standardized; standardizing

Kids Definition of standardize

: to make alike or matching a model

standardize

transitive verb
stan·dard·ize
variants: also British standardise \ˈstan-dərd-ˌīz \
standardized also British standardised; standardizing also British standardising

Medical Definition of standardize 

1 : to reduce to or compare with a standard standardize a solution

2 : to bring into conformity with a standard

3 : to arrange or order the component items of a test (as of intelligence or personality) so that the probability of their eliciting a designated class of response varies with some quantifiable psychological or behavioral attribute, function, or characteristic

Other words from standardize

standardization also British standardisation \ˌstan-dərd-ə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

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