Definition of standardize in English:

standardize

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Cause (something) to conform to a standard.

    ‘the editors failed to standardize the spelling of geographic names’
    • ‘This approach would also standardize rules and equalize access.’
    • ‘The language has been nationally standardized for more than a century, but regional variations in pronunciation persist.’
    • ‘The tendency to define and standardize product quality lay at the heart of the commodification process.’
    • ‘Newspapers have standardised language by producing style guides and manuals for reporters and sub-editors.’
    • ‘Although our procedures are standardized, a change in aircrew is always a challenge.’
    • ‘Centralization allows us to manage our global knowledge base efficiently, to identify and disseminate best practices, and to standardize our business processes.’
    • ‘School records were used to obtain data on student grades and standardized test scores.’
    • ‘As more standardized extracts become available, the accuracy of skin tests is expected to increase.’
    • ‘Interviewers should receive training on the importance of standardizing the entire interview process across all candidates.’
    • ‘A major effort has been made to standardize the way in which the data are displayed for the user.’
    • ‘Patients also reported quality of life using two standardized questionnaires.’
    • ‘It is easier for people to do the right thing when a process is made more consistent by standardizing the steps.’
    • ‘He said the bill will standardize the reporting procedures for hospitals across Ontario.’
    • ‘I used to teach 8th grade history and there was not a standardized test for that.’
    • ‘As part of an effort to standardize personnel practices, a year or so ago they revised our department numbers.’
    • ‘Teachers were constantly under pressure to prepare their students for regular standardised examinations.’
    • ‘A group of 20 golf courses in the eastern region feel they are paying too many other taxes as it is, and are discussing methods to standardize the taxes in a more equitable manner.’
    • ‘As playground equipment became increasingly standardized, limited room remained for creativity by designers, manufacturers, and consumers.’
    • ‘We believe this to be unlikely given the same protocols were standardized across all sites.’
    • ‘The last two decades have seen intense efforts to standardise treatment options for out-patient management of asthma.’
    systematize, make consistent, make uniform, make comparable, regulate, normalize, bring into line, equalize
    homogenize, assimilate, regiment, mass-produce, stereotype
    methodize
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    1. 1.1standardize on[no object] Adopt (something) as one's standard.
      ‘we could standardize on U.S. equipment’
      • ‘If you standardise on one design that means you can constantly improve upon it over the years.’
      • ‘That, in turn, isn't likely to happen until the industry standardizes on a few cartridge types.’
      • ‘Despite the potential benefits, there's a downside to standardizing on a single software platform.’
      • ‘Many companies outside the design professions are standardizing on Adobe Acrobat files for long-term archiving.’
      • ‘Most organizations would like to be able to standardize on a single Instant Messaging client on their desktop.’
    2. 1.2 Determine the properties of by comparison with a standard.
      • ‘All measurement readings were standardized using a bright field image of the background illumination.’
      • ‘Highly purified lauric acid was used to standardize the temperature and quantitative heat determinations.’
      • ‘To illustrate this process, consider the procedure for standardizing a solution that is approximately 1 molar hydrochloric acid.’
      • ‘All assays were standardized by soluble protein to compare activity and glycogen measures.’
      • ‘He then ranks significant individuals by creating index scores and standardising them for each category.’

Pronunciation:

standardize

/ˈstandərˌdīz/