HyperDic: stabilize

English > 3 senses of the word stabilize:
VERBchangestabilize, stabilisemake stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium
contactstabilize, brace, steady, stabilisesupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace
changestabilize, stabilisebecome stable or more stable
stabilize > pronunciation
Soundsstey'bahlay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > stabilize: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The drug stabilized her blood pressure"
  • "stabilize prices"
Synonymstabilise
Narrowerpegstabilize (the price / price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedestabilize, destabilisemake unstable / unstable
Spanishestabilizarse, estabilizar
Catalanestabilitzar-se, estabilitzar
Nounsstabilizationthe act of stabilizing something or making it more stable
stabilizera device for making something stable
stabilizerairfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
stabilizera chemical that is added to a solution or mixture or suspension to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state
English > stabilize: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsupport or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace / brace.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsbrace, steady, stabilise
Narrowerballastmake steady with a ballast
guysteady or support with a guy wire or cable
Broaderstrengthen, beef up, fortifymake strong or stronger
Spanishafianzar, estabilizar
Catalanafermar, estabilitzar
Nounsstabilizationthe act of making something (as a vessel or aircraft) less likely to overturn
English > stabilize: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome stable or more stable.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The economy stabilized"
Synonymstabilise
Narrowersettle, root, take root, steady down, settle downBecome settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
steady, calm, becalmmake steady
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Oppositedestabilize, destabiliseBecome unstable / unstable
Spanishestabilizarse, estabilizar
Catalanestabilitzar-se, estabilitzar

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