- 1[transitive] equalize something to make things equal in size, quantity, value, etc. in the whole of a place or group a policy to equalize the distribution of resources throughout the country We need to equalize the workload among the teaching staff.
- 2[intransitive] (British English) (especially in football (soccer )) to score a goal that makes the score of both teams equal Rooney equalized early in the second half. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘be equal to’): from equal + -ize, partly suggested by French égaliser.
BrE BrE//ˈiːkwəlaɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːkwəlaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they equalize
BrE BrE//ˈiːkwəlaɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːkwəlaɪz//he / she / it equalizes
BrE BrE//ˈiːkwəlaɪzɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːkwəlaɪzɪz//past simple equalized
BrE BrE//ˈiːkwəlaɪzd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːkwəlaɪzd//past participle equalized
BrE BrE//ˈiːkwəlaɪzd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːkwəlaɪzd//-ing form equalizing
BrE BrE//ˈiːkwəlaɪzɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːkwəlaɪzɪŋ//