Etymology
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standardize (v.)

1857, a hybrid from standard (adj.) + -ize. Related: Standardized; standardizing. Earlier verb was simply standard (1690s).

updated on November 22, 2013

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Definitions of standardize from WordNet

standardize (v.)
cause to conform to standard or norm;
The weights and measures were standardized
Synonyms: standardise
standardize (v.)
evaluate by comparing with a standard;
Synonyms: standardise
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