Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of stabilize.

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

  • v. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
  • v. become stable or more stable
  • v. make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium

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Examples

  • The details of the scheme - including the price at which petrol will "stabilise" - will be the subject of a consultation launched soon after a Conservative election victory.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The details of the fuel scheme - including the price at which petrol will "stabilise" - would be the subject of a consultation launched soon after a Conservative election victory.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The RPF rejected a United Nations suggestion that the UN should move in to "stabilise" the situation, because this would mean simply maintaining the status quo with tyrants in charge, he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I recalled that there had been a flight of capital from South Africa after the Sharpeville massacre, but investments were resumed as soon as the apartheid regime was able to "stabilise" the situation by brutal repression.

    SELECTED STATEMENTS AND OTHER PRESS RELEASES, 1963-1983

  • Indian business circles, and when Government undertook to "stabilise" the rupee at 2s. gold Indian merchants assumed that Government could and would do what it said it was going to do.

    India, Old and New

  • It was useless to preach to him about the sanctity of contract, for had not Government itself, he declared, set the example of a gross breach of contract by undertaking and then failing to "stabilise" its own rupee currency?

    India, Old and New

  • Developed states also committed to 'stabilise' their level of government

    WN.com - Business News

  • In announcing his replacement by another high-profile general, David Petraeus, credited for the military surge in Iraq, which the US claims has helped "stabilise" the country, Mr Obama made sure the blunder is not equated with a policy change.

    EUobserver.com - Headline News

  • Needless to say, the views attributed to Rudd to 'stabilise' South Asia have been met with a derisive sneer in New Delhi.

    The Times of India

  • Sarkozy told journalists the aim was not to slash the EU budget but to "stabilise" it.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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