pluralize [ploor′ə līz΄]
vt., vi.
pluralized, pluralizing [Fr pluraliser]
to make or become plural in form or number

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  • Pluralize — Plu ral*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pluralized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pluralizing}.] 1. To make plural by using the plural termination; to attribute plurality to; to express in the plural form. [1913 Webster] 2. To multiply; to make manifold. [R.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pluralize — Plu ral*ize, v. i. 1. To take a plural; to assume a plural form; as, a noun pluralizes. Earle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) To hold more than one benefice at the same time. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pluralize — (Amer.) plu·ral·ize || plÊŠrÉ™laɪz / plÊŠÉ™r v. use plural form (Grammar); make plural; become plural; make more numerous; (Ecclesiastical) hold several clerical positions simultaneously (also pluralise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pluralize — (also pluralise) ► VERB 1) make more numerous. 2) give a plural form to (a word). DERIVATIVES pluralization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pluralize — pluralizable, adj. pluralization, n. pluralizer, n. /ploor euh luyz /, v., pluralized, pluralizing. v.t. 1. to express in the plural form; make plural: to pluralize a noun. v.i. 2. to receive or take a plural form. Also, esp. Brit., pluralise.… …   Universalium

  • pluralize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1803 to make plural or express in the plural form • pluralization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pluralize — verb to make plural …   Wiktionary

  • pluralize — or pluralise verb 1》 cause to become more numerous.     ↘cause to be made up of several different elements. 2》 give a plural form to (a word). Derivatives pluralization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • pluralize — plu·ral·ize …   English syllables

  • pluralize — plu•ral•ize [[t]ˈplʊər əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. v. i. ized, iz•ing gram. to make or become plural in form • Etymology: 1795–1805 plu ral•i•za′tion, n. plu′ral•iz er, n …   From formal English to slang