from The Century Dictionary.

  • See regularize.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of regularize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make regular or more regular
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations


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  • I was chairing a planning authority meeting in the early 80s when we were considering a retrospective application to 'regularise' a chain saw repair business.


  • The Zimbabwe government has temporarily halted its two-month old urban demolition campaign to allow residents of wealthier suburbs time to "regularise" illegal structures built on private properties, a newspaper reported Saturday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • After her husband left the homeland Mrs Molotlegi was required by the Bophuthatswana authorities to "regularise" her position and she applied, unsuccessfully, for permanent residence.

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  • The bill is meant to 'regularise' and harmonise standards among professionals in a wide range of categories under the ambit of the CSME.

    Nicholas Laughlin's blog etc.

  • The bill is meant to "regularise" and "harmonise" standards among professionals in a wide range of categories under the ambit of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME), which allows for the free movement of goods, skills, services and labour across the 15-member regional grouping.

    IPS Inter Press Service

  • Meanwhile, there was a parallel attempt to 'regularise' the illegal construction.

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  • Constitutional amendments would "regularise" the agreement signed by Mugabe, Mr Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara, leader of a faction that broke away from Mr Tsvangirai's opposition party,

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  • - measures to "regularise" the position of illegal migrants, either through amnesty or voluntary repatriation;

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Ban said that while the ruling National Transitional Council had made some moves to transfer detainees from private to state prisons, "much remains to be done to regularise detention, prevent abuse and bring about the release of those whose detention should not be prolonged".

    Libyan rebels detaining thousands illegally, Ban Ki-moon reports

  • Describing Jessica's predicament, the letter states: Her attempt to regularise her status as a spouse has been unsuccessful.

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