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regularize

verb [T] uk (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).
regularization
noun [U] uk (UK usually regularisation)   /ˌreɡ.jə.lə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-əˈ-/
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