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English definition of “regularize”

regularize

verb [T] (UK usually regularise)     /ˈreɡ.jʊ.lər.aɪz/ US  /-lɚ-/
to change a situation or system so that it obeys laws or is based on reason: The position of our formerly illegal workers has now been regularized (= made legal and official). Some people want to regularize the English spelling system (= change it so that all words follow the same rules for spelling).Standard and routine regularization (UK usually regularisation)     /ˌreɡ.jə.lə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-əˈ-/ noun [U]
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