v. e·qual·ized, e·qual·iz·ing, e·qual·iz·es
1. To make equal: equalized the responsibilities of the staff members.
2. To make uniform.
To constitute or induce equality, equilibrium, or balance.
e′qual·i·zation (ē′kwə-lĭ-zāshən) n.
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