Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make equal.
  • intransitive verb To make uniform.
  • intransitive verb To constitute or induce equality, equilibrium, or balance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make equal; to cause to correspond, or be like, in amount or degree as compared.
  • transitive verb To pronounce equal; to compare as equal.
  • transitive verb obsolete To be equal to; equal; to match.
  • transitive verb (Railroad Mach.) a lever connecting two axle boxes, or two springs in a car truck or locomotive, to equalize the pressure on the axles.

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From equal +‎ -ize.

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