equalize equalize  /ˈi kwə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) compensate; make the score equal
  2. (v) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching


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  1. If labor transfers from the traditional to the modern sector, eventually both production and wages will equalize.
  2. The vent was designed to equalize pressure in any similar occurrence.
  3. A Cleveland man proposed boring tiny holes in each pane to equalize pressure inside and out.


  1. Utility Watchdog Wants ComEd To Equalize Rates Between Chicago, Suburbs

    Power activists will ask Illinois to equalize electrical rates between the city and suburbs. WBBM’s John Cody has more.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

  2. Spain vs. Italy: Final score 4-2, La Roja crowned Under-21 champs again

    In similar fashion to the senior Euros last summer, Spain have dispatched of a talented, but ultimately inferior Italy squad to become the European Under-21 Champions. Also like the senior team, they're now back-to-back champions. Italy did well to equalize after Spain's opening goal and were unfortunate to concede a soft penalty in the first half, but they never looked like they had the talent ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: SB Nation

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  1. "In this World Cup, Ghana has already been given a penalty because a player stopped the ball on the goal line," Tabarez said. "The only difference is that that goal was to equalize against Australia. This time they missed, but that's not our...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Oscar Tabarez Source: ESPN

  2. "There is nothing to say except that it is a huge catastrophe tonight. I honestly didn't see it coming," Evra said. "What hurts is that we didn't know how to react, or how to equalize, and then they killed us with that second goal."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Patrice Evra Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "It was a great team effort to come back and equalize. At halftime we said we had a chance to win and at the end we took a point," he said.
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Bob Bradley Source: Deutsche Welle

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