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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.