E·qual·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equalized p. pr. & vb. n. Equalizing ]
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.
v 1: compensate; make the score equal [syn: equalise, get even]
2: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's
equalize the duties among all employees in this office";
"The company matched the discount policy of its
competitors" [syn: equal, match, equalise, equate]