Definition of pluralize in English:

pluralize

Syllabification: plu·ral·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈplo͝orəˌlīz
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Cause to become more numerous.
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    • His goal is ‘to pluralize our understanding of the philosophical era known as ‘the Enlightenment’’.
    • They can pluralize the number of domestic actors that contribute to the definition of customary and cultural norms
    • Moreover, the previous pluralizing has brought a greater sense of context and purpose to even the more personal songs.
  • 1.1Cause to be made up of several different elements.
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    • In recent years, Australian society has differentiated and pluralised.
    • So preparation is a behavior whose first motion instantly pluralizes itself.
    • Contemporary Western feminist theory in the 1980s moved beyond the dialogues that sought to differentiate feminisms from each other and instead began to articulate a more pluralized notion of feminism at its core.
  • 2Give a plural form to (a word).
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    • My biggest beef, though, is with the erroneous use of apostrophes to pluralize acronyms and abbreviations like CEOs, GIs, and CDs.
    • If the compound is pluralized, the plural morpheme attaches only to the second element, not to the first, or to both: girl-friends, * girls-friends, * girls-friend.
    • They certainly never learned how to pluralize nouns ending in ‘y.’

Derivatives

pluralization

Pronunciation: /ˌplo͝orəliˈzāSHən/
noun
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  • In the context of cultural pluralization produced by migration and by social stratification, ethnicity remains a social marker relative to other ethnicities subordinated to national identities.
  • The present discussion on so-called individualization and pluralization that is popular in Germany has been built on this earlier literature and has not made reference to Geiger's work.
  • The transition to democracy in Muslim societies depends, as it does everywhere, on a pluralization and differentiation in society and a separation of powers in the state.

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