Equalize

E"qual*ize

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Equalized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Equalizing (?).] [Cf. F. galiser.] 1. To make equal; to cause to correspond, or be like, in amount or degree as compared; as, to equalize accounts, burdens, or taxes.
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One poor moment can suffice
To equalize the lofty and the low.
Wordsworth.
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No system of instruction will completely equalize natural powers.
Whately.
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2. To pronounce equal; to compare as equal.
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Which we equalize, and perhaps would willingly prefer to the Iliad.
Orrery.
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3. To be equal to; equal; to match. [Obs.]
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It could not equalize the hundredth part
Of what her eyes have kindled in my heart.
Waller.
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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.
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