Definition of regularize in English:

regularize

Syllabification: reg·u·lar·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈregyələˌrīz
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Make (something) regular.
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    • The task then is to find ways to regularize the movement of workers to where they can be productively employed.
    • The one way system was very successful in that it regularised the junctions because they were awfully dangerous and it got rid of that danger.
    • They propose a change in rule to regularise the practice of some teams huddling together before the playing of the National Anthem.
  • 1.1Establish (a hitherto temporary or provisional arrangement) on an official or correct basis: immigrants applying to regularize their status as residents
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    • In the absence of the child's immigration status being regularized such that he may lawfully enter the United States as a person intending to reside there, he could only lawfully enter as a visitor.
    • Unfortunately [he] was misled into believing… that his immigration status had been regularised.
    • In November 2000 there was a major row and a month later he was arrested as an overstayer because his immigration status had not been regularised.

Derivatives

regularization

Pronunciation: /ˌregyələrəˈzāSHən/
noun
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  • And although the regularization of the status of immigrants is not an issue that concerns many of these voters, it is an indicator of the party's attitude to a minority that currently numbers almost 30 million people.
  • We will be asking for an end to detentions and deportation, the abolition of security certificates and the regularization of all non-status migrants.
  • We need to address a regularization of immigration policy.

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