v. t.1.To exalt to the office of a cardinal.
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111) The idea, in economists' terms, is to cardinalize A's and B's preferences so that A's gain from the project can be compared with B's loss.
We cardinalize the Jevons user cost sub-index by setting the initial value of the sub-index equal to the geometric mean of the user costs during the initial period.
These processes allow legislators to cardinalize preferences, even when preferences are multi-peaked.