Definition of regularize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛɡjʊlərʌɪz/
(also regularise)


[with object]
1Make (something) regular: an electrical implant to regularize the heartbeat
More example sentences
  • 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 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.



Pronunciation: /rɛɡjʊlərʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • 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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Line breaks: regu¦lar|ize

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