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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Equalize \E"qual*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equalized; p. pr. &
vb. n. Equalizing.] [Cf. F. ['e]galiser.]
1. To make equal; to cause to correspond, or be like, in
amount or degree as compared; as, to equalize accounts,
burdens, or taxes.
One poor moment can suffice
To equalize the lofty and the low. --Wordsworth.
No system of instruction will completely equalize
natural powers. --Whately.
2. To pronounce equal; to compare as equal.
Which we equalize, and perhaps would willingly
prefer to the Iliad. --Orrery.
3. To be equal to; equal; to match. [Obs.]
It could not equalize the hundredth part
Of what her eyes have kindled in my heart. --Waller.
Equalizing bar (Railroad Mach.), a lever connecting two
axle boxes, or two springs in a car truck or locomotive,
to equalize the pressure on the axles.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "equalizing":
accommodation, adjustment, changeable, commutable, commutative,
convertible, coordination, equal, equalization, equating, equation,
equilibration, equivalent, even, evening, evening up, exchanged,
give-and-take, integration, interchangeable, interchanged, mutual,
permutable, reciprocal, reciprocating, reciprocative, retaliatory,
returnable, standard, swapped, switched, traded, transposed
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