verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1600 transitive verb 1. to make equal 2. a. to compensate for b. to make uniform; especially to distribute evenly or uniformly <
equalize the tax burden
c. to adjust or correct the frequency characteristics of (an electronic signal) by restoring to their original level high frequencies that have been attenuated intransitive verb chiefly British to tie the score • equalization noun

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