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plu·ral·ize

 (plo͝or′ə-līz′)
v. plu·ral·ized, plu·ral·iz·ing, plu·ral·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To make plural.
2. Grammar To express in the plural.
v.intr.
1. To become plural.
2. Ecclesiastical To hold more than one position or benefice at one time.

plu′ral·i·za′tion (plo͝or′ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pluralization - the act of pluralizing or attributing plurality to
inflection, inflexion - a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
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