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regularize

verb [T] (UK usually regularise) uk   /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 usually regularisation) uk   /ˌreɡ.jə.lə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-əˈ-/
Translations of “regularize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使合法化, 使正式存在, 使符合規範…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使合法化, 使正式存在, 使符合规范…
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