American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make equal: equalized the responsibilities of the staff members.
- v. To make uniform.
- v. To constitute or induce equality, equilibrium, or balance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be equal to; equal.
- To represent as equal; place on a level (with another).
- To make equal; cause to be equal in amount or degree as compared: as, to equalize accounts; to equalize burdens or taxes.
- Also spelled equalise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make equal; to cause to correspond, or be like, in amount or degree as compared.
- v. To pronounce equal; to compare as equal.
- v. obsolete To be equal to; equal; to match.
- v. compensate; make the score equal
- v. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
- From equal + -ize. (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“They also called on the U.S. government to "equalize" the corporate tax — for example, lowering it to match other countries, in order to encourage companies to make their profits in the U.S.”
“Hmmm. The Clinton supporters want to try to "equalize" the slime on Obama but, the truth just doesn't bear this out.”
“Globalization, a scheme to 'equalize' worker wage levels worldwide, is in the process of driving western workers 'wages down to those of the poorest of countries.”
“A 750 type swap refers to the failed initiative, HB/SB 750, where property taxes are lowered and income taxes are raised by a larger amount to enhance state revenue. 750 was supposed to "equalize" education funding among school districts.”
“injustice", "inequality", "equalize" - I just love the way the left twists of language to suit their political and social goals.”
“In their attempts to "equalize" everything for everybody, they are pushing us into mediocrity.”
“Representation without taxation, in an effort to "equalize" things, is even more mischievious.”
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