verb (used with object), e·qual·ized, e·qual·iz·ing.

  1. to make equal: to equalize tax burdens.
  2. to make uniform: to equalize a rate of production.


  1. (tr) to make equal or uniform; regularize
  2. (intr) (in sports) to reach the same score as one’s opponent or opponents

1580s, from equal + -ize. Related: Equalized; equalizing.

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