equalizes, equalizing, equalized
(in BRIT, also use equalise)
1) VERB To equalize a situation means to give everyone the same rights or opportunities, for example in education, wealth, or social status.

[V n] Women in Indonesia have secured modern divorce laws that equalize the rights of husbands and wives...

[V n] Such measures are needed to equalize wage rates between countries.

Derived words:
equalization [[t]i͟ːkwəlaɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT also a N, oft N of n

...the equalization of parenting responsibilities between men and women.

2) VERB In sports such as soccer, if a player equalizes, he or she scores a goal that makes the scores of the two teams equal. [BRIT]

Keegan equalized with only 16 minutes remaining...

[V n] They showed little sign of equalising the Portsmouth striker's glorious 55th-minute shot.

English dictionary. 2008.

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