normalize

normalize
[[t]nɔ͟ː(r)məlaɪz[/t]]
normalizes, normalizing, normalized
(in BRIT, also use normalise)
1) V-ERG When you normalize a situation or when it normalizes, it becomes normal.

[V n] Meditation tends to lower or normalize blood pressure...

There may be some deep-seated emotional reason which has to be dealt with before your eating habits normalize.

2) V-RECIP-ERG If people, groups, or governments normalize relations, or when relations normalize, they become normal or return to normal.

[pl-n V n] The two governments were close to normalizing relations...

[V n with n] The United States says they are not prepared to join in normalizing ties with their former enemy...

If relations between Hanoi and Washington begin to normalise, anything is possible.

Derived words:
normalization [[t]nɔ͟ː(r)məlaɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

The two sides would like to see the normalisation of diplomatic relations.


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  • normalize — (v.) 1865, from NORMAL (Cf. normal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Normalized; normalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • normalize — (Amer.) nor·mal·ize || nÉ”rmÉ™laɪz / nɔː v. make normal, make acceptable, standardize (also normalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • normalize — (also normalise) ► VERB ▪ bring to a normal or standard state. DERIVATIVES normalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • normalize — [nôr′mə līz΄] vt. normalized, normalizing to make normal; specif., a) to bring to the natural, or usual, state b) to bring into conformity with a standard, pattern, model, etc. vi. to become normal normalization n. normalizer n …   English World dictionary

  • normalize — nor|mal|ize [ nɔrml,aız ] verb intransitive or transitive to make something normal or to become normal: It may take a few months for the situation to normalize. a drug that will help normalize the patient s heartbeat a. normalize relations if two …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • normalize — UK [ˈnɔː(r)məlaɪz] / US [ˈnɔrm(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms normalize : present tense I/you/we/they normalize he/she/it normalizes present participle normalizing past tense normalized past participle normalized to make… …   English dictionary

  • normalize — nor|mal|ize also normalise BrE [ˈno:məlaız US ˈno:r ] v [I and T] 1.) if you normalize a situation, or if it normalizes, it becomes normal again ▪ Journalists are reporting that the situation has now normalized. 2.) if two countries normalize… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • normalize — verb /ˈnɔː(ɹ).mə.laɪz/ a) To make normal, to make standard. There is little hope that the two countries will normalize relations; their governments seem to hate each other and would just as soon stay on bad terms. b) To format in a standardized… …   Wiktionary

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