normalize normalize  /ˈnɔr mə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) become normal or return to its normal state
  2. (v) make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard
  3. (v) bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling

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  1. He also set out to normalize Iran's relations with the West and curb rogue-state behavior.
  2. Beijing's desire to normalize relations with Washington saw it downplay Bush's provocative comments in Japan on Wednesday.


  • US Open Golf 2013 Tee Times: Pairings and Predictions for Saturday

    Thursday's rain-soaked round at the Merion Golf Club East course has left golfers scrambling for much of the first few days of the 2013 U.S. Open, but with cuts made Saturday morning, the field and play should start to normalize in Round 3. Billy Horschel and Phil Mickelson stand alone at the top of the leaderboard heading into the third round with a one-stroke lead over the field at one-under ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "If North Korea is genuinely prepared to completely and verifiably eliminate their nuclear weapons program, the Obama administration will be willing to normalize bilateral relations, replace the peninsula's long-standing armistice agreements with a...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters

  2. "The recent blasts in our embassy ...... have cast a shadow over our efforts to normalize relations with Pakistan and to bring a lasting and honourable peace in our region. I have personally conveyed my concern and disappointment to the government...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Economic Times

  3. "I didn't think it was a very wise idea to take things off the table if you're trying to get people to modify their behavior and normalize it in a civilized way," said Rep. Gary Ackerman of New York.
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Gary Ackerman Source: Forbes

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