Definitions

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  • v. Alternative form of equalize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. compensate; make the score equal
  • v. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

Etymologies

equal +‎ -ise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The SA Human Rights Commission had noted this week that the government's attempts to "equalise" education had not produced equality of outcomes, he pointed out.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The proposal to "equalise" constituencies was in the Conservative manifesto - while the Lib

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • The Oireachtas had to 'equalise' the positions of a boy and a girl by providing an equal deterrent to a boy in the form of making the sexual activity a criminal offence, he said.

    European Tribune

  • Reading East Conservative candidate Rob Wilson said: "I want to make it absolutely 100 per cent clear that people's tenancies will be absolutely guaranteed with the Conservatives and that we will not 'equalise' rents with the private sector.

    getreading - Reading Post - RSS feed

  • One was left to conclude that Moyes was still furious after seeing Diniyar Bilyaletdinov harshly sent off five minutes after coming on, a decision which effectively ended the match just as Everton were building up a head of steam in their effort to equalise.

    Roy Hodgson praises scouting head after West Brom defeat of Everton

  • • Sentencing data by court including age, gender and ethnicity of those sentenced and the sentence given, in order to identify any courts that are wildly varying form the norm and equalise sentencing across the country.

    Ministers to publish details of all spending on government credit cards

  • Jackie Ashley points out that the coalition agreement states women's pension age will not begin to rise to 66 until 2020, ie after men's and women's pension ages were due to equalise at 65 This new pension benefits women, but has one big blot, 4 April.

    Letters: Women who lost out in pension reform

  • There remained time for Celtic to equalise before the break and Ledley did exactly that in stoppage time with a low drive, having collected a pass from Emilio Izaguirre.

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1-2 Celtic | Scottish Cup match report

  • Once Tommy Smith had rounded off an incisive move from Phil Jagielka's poor clearance with a finish to match, however, and Tim Cahill had squandered a chance to equalise from two yards out, QPR banked their first top-flight victory for 15 years without alarm.

    QPR and Neil Warnock cock-a-hoop with post-takeover win at Everton

  • Consumption for rural mileage is very often a third less than urban so that, to equalise the cost, rural fuel prices would have to be a third higher than in urban areas to create equal fuel costs.

    Letters: Drip-feed budget at the pumps

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