Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To make regular; cause to conform.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make regular.
  • Also spelled regularise.

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

  • transitive verb rare To cause to become regular; to regulate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make regular.

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

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
  • verb make regular or more regular

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Examples

  • Usually, the developers of condos "regularize" the land, then sell the individual units either already in a trust, or "eligible" for a trust.

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  • Residents of Harare's high-income suburbs will have to pay fines equivalent to more than 2,000 U.S. dollars (23 million Zimbabwe dollars) to "regularize" buildings on their properties that were built without permission from the city council, the state-controlled Herald reported.

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  • At the same time, Bettencourt publicly promised to "regularize" the family's foreign holdings.

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  • Hayworth said "regularize" is just McCain's latest code word for amnesty.

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  • PR: There's a more immediate change that, I think, what we've been through in the past few weeks points to even more: We've got to do more to kind of regularize the governor general's office.

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  • PR: There's a more immediate change that, I think, what we've been through in the past few weeks points to even more: We've got to do more to kind of regularize the governor general's office.

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  • Apparently, just as genes and organisms undergo natural selection, words are also subject to a similarly intense pressure to "regularize" as the language develops.

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  • Apparently, just as genes and organisms undergo natural selection, words are also subject to a similarly intense pressure to "regularize" as the language develops.

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  • ( "To put an end to amnesty once and for all ... it is time to 'regularize' the status of John

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  • ( "To put an end to amnesty once and for all ... it is time to 'regularize' the status of John

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