Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make equal; to cause to correspond, or be like, in amount or degree as compared.
  • transitive v. To pronounce equal; to compare as equal.
  • transitive v. To be equal to; equal; to match.

from The 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.

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

From equal +‎ -ize. (Wiktionary)

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