Definition of Stabilize

1. Verb. Make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium. "Stabilize prices"

Exact synonyms: Stabilise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Peg
Antonyms: Destabilise, Destabilize
Derivative terms: Stabilisation, Stabiliser, Stabilization, Stabilizer, Stabilizer, Stabilizer



2. Verb. Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace. "Brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
Exact synonyms: Brace, Stabilise, Steady
Generic synonyms: Beef Up, Fortify, Strengthen
Specialized synonyms: Ballast, Guy
Derivative terms: Brace, Stabilization

3. Verb. Become stable or more stable. "The economy stabilized"
Exact synonyms: Stabilise
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Root, Settle, Settle Down, Steady Down, Take Root, Becalm, Calm, Steady
Derivative terms: Stabilisation
Antonyms: Destabilise, Destabilize

Definition of Stabilize

1. Verb. (transitive) To make stable. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become stable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stabilize

1. [v -LIZED, -LIZING, -LIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stabilize

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stabilisations
stabilise
stabilised
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stabiliser
stabilisers
stabilises
stabilising
stabilitate
stabilities
stability
stability conditions
stabilization
stabilizations
stabilize (current term)
stabilized
stabilizer
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stabilizers
stabilizes
stabilizing
stabilizing circumferential clasp arm
stabilizing fulcrum line
stable-boy
stable-boys
stable-stand
stable angina
stable boy

Literary usage of Stabilize

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1. Regional Cooperation to Improve Food Security in Southern and Eastern by Ulrich Koester (1986)
"ALTERNATIVE REGIONAL COOPERATION ARRANGEMENTS TO stabilize FOOD CONSUMPTION ... Hence, whether stocks are needed to stabilize consumption and what level of ..."

2. Government Organization in War Time and After: A Survey of the Federal Civil by William Franklin Willoughby (1919)
"... agencies — Industrial Cooperation Service — Industrial Board of the Department of Commerce — Its abortive effort to stabilize prices of basic materials. ..."

3. The Foreign Exchange Problem by Siegfried Stern, Columbia Trust Company (1921)
"Factors which will stabilize or Raise the Foreign Exchange Quotations (a.) CREDIT. "Assistance given at the present time to the distressed countries of ..."

4. Victory and Other Liberty Loan Acts by Bankers Trust Company (New York, N.Y.), United States (1919)
"Purchasing Bonds to stabilize market: Secretary authorized to buy bonds of any Liberty Loan. Amount purchased not to exceed in first year one-twentieth of ..."

5. Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices: Compilation of Research on Their by Kathleen A. Seyedbagheri (1998)
"BMP 36—Rule Sei Keeping current, stabilize erosion-prone fire trails by: water ... Within 1 year after harvesting is completed, stabilize all landings by ..."

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