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equalize

e·qual·ize

equalize

 
pronunciation:
i kw laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: equalized, equalizes, equalizing
definition 1: to make of equal value to.
similar words:
even, level
definition 2: to make uniform; standardize.
similar words:
even
derivation: equalization (n.)
Word Parts
The word equalize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).