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Regularize

verb
1.
Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations.  Synonyms: govern, order, regularise, regulate.  "This town likes to regulate"
2.
Make regular or more regular.  Synonym: regularise.






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"Regularize" Quotes from Famous Books



... distaste, a new book of poems by one Rolfe Ringve. Before her marriage, Inga was an actress of no great talent; Ringve made himself conspicuous by praising her far beyond her merits; and when, at last, an engagement between them was announced, people shrugged their shoulders and said: "They are going to regularize the situation." As a matter of fact (of this we have early assurance), though Ringve has been her ardent lover, Inga has neither loved him nor been his mistress. Ringve being called abroad, she has, during his absence, broken off her engagement ...
— Play-Making - A Manual of Craftsmanship • William Archer

... 1948 the Navy could count six black WAVES out of a total enlisted force of 1,700, and during hearings on a bill to regularize the women's services several congressmen joined with a representative of the NAACP to press for a specific anti-discrimination amendment. The amendment was defeated, but not before Congressman Adam Clayton Powell charged that the status of black women in the Navy proved discrimination and demonstrated ...
— Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 • Morris J. MacGregor Jr.



Words linked to "Regularize" :   arrange, order, govern, make up one's mind, deregulate, set up, even out, standardise, decide, even, district, determine, regularization, zone, standardize



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