from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make stable or steadfast.
  • transitive v. To maintain the stability of (an airplane or ship, for example) by means of a stabilizer.
  • transitive v. To keep from fluctuating; fix the level of: stabilize prices.
  • intransitive v. To become stable, steadfast, or fixed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make stable.
  • v. To become stable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render stable. Also spelled stabilise.

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

  • v. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
  • v. become stable or more stable
  • v. make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium


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  • But it's really not much again when you think about it Michael, the way we do it is once the project either, what we call stabilize which is over 90% leased or its one year.

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  • There is going to be demand for chicken, that there's going to be enough demand there, once some of these issues in the short-term stabilize for both the US and Brazil to continue to grow from an export perspective. Home Page

  • OPEC, for one, is warning that it will curtail the kind of exploration-and-production investment the IEA advocates if the price of oil doesn't "stabilize" - presumably at a price somewhere well in excess of current $60-per-barrel levels, well less than half of the $147 / barrel summer high.

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  • There are indications the global financial system has begun to stabilize, which is needed for the rest of the economy to recover, Bank of Nova Scotia's chief executive said on Tuesday.


  • While we do anticipate the housing market will stabilize, that is not a near term prospect, and we will manage our business accordingly.

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  • Business is (seemingly) starting to stabilize, which is good, but we still weren't sure we were going to be able to swing it.

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  • When there was no credit available to business and people were losing jobs or afraid of doing so, where do you think the demand came from for the economy to "stabilize" itself.

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  • You were actually trying to - kind of stabilize your situation, and see if you could get a little bit ahead.

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  • You were actually to kind of stabilize your situation and see if you could get a little bit ahead.

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