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e·qual·ize / ˈēkwəˌlīz/ • v. [tr.] make the same in quantity, size, or degree throughout a place or group: incentives to equalize funding for school districts. ∎  [intr.] become equal to a specified or standard level: equal volumes tend to equalize in temperature. ∎  [tr.] make uniform in application or effect: the act was structured to equalize the status of a defendant. ∎  [tr.] Electr. correct or modify (a signal, etc.) with an equalizer ∎  [tr.] Electr. compensate for by means of an equalizer.DERIVATIVES: e·qual·i·za·tion n.