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Definition of "equalize" []

  • To make equal: equalized the responsibilities of the staff members. (verb-transitive)
  • To make uniform. (verb-transitive)
  • To constitute or induce equality, equilibrium, or balance. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "equalize" in a sentence
  • "Trying to "equalize" the blame from Republican to Democratic presidents, within the same state, will not obscure the damage down to Bush's legacy."
  • "Despite the Austin case, however, the court has generally been skeptical of legislative efforts to "equalize" speech."
  • "When you artificially "equalize" anything, it just lowers the bar, resulting in poorer quality."