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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.

pluralize

(ˈplʊərəˌlaɪz) or

pluralise

vb
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (intr) to hold more than one ecclesiastical benefice or office at the same time
2. (Grammar) to make or become plural
ˌpluraliˈzation, ˌpluraliˈsation n
ˈpluralˌizer, ˈpluralˌiser n

plu•ral•ize

(ˈplʊər əˌlaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make or become plural in form.
[1795–1805]
plu`ral•i•za′tion, n.
plu′ral•iz`er, n.

pluralize


Past participle: pluralized
Gerund: pluralizing

Imperative
pluralize
pluralize
Present
I pluralize
you pluralize
he/she/it pluralizes
we pluralize
you pluralize
they pluralize
Preterite
I pluralized
you pluralized
he/she/it pluralized
we pluralized
you pluralized
they pluralized
Present Continuous
I am pluralizing
you are pluralizing
he/she/it is pluralizing
we are pluralizing
you are pluralizing
they are pluralizing
Present Perfect
I have pluralized
you have pluralized
he/she/it has pluralized
we have pluralized
you have pluralized
they have pluralized
Past Continuous
I was pluralizing
you were pluralizing
he/she/it was pluralizing
we were pluralizing
you were pluralizing
they were pluralizing
Past Perfect
I had pluralized
you had pluralized
he/she/it had pluralized
we had pluralized
you had pluralized
they had pluralized
Future
I will pluralize
you will pluralize
he/she/it will pluralize
we will pluralize
you will pluralize
they will pluralize
Future Perfect
I will have pluralized
you will have pluralized
he/she/it will have pluralized
we will have pluralized
you will have pluralized
they will have pluralized
Future Continuous
I will be pluralizing
you will be pluralizing
he/she/it will be pluralizing
we will be pluralizing
you will be pluralizing
they will be pluralizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pluralizing
you have been pluralizing
he/she/it has been pluralizing
we have been pluralizing
you have been pluralizing
they have been pluralizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pluralizing
you will have been pluralizing
he/she/it will have been pluralizing
we will have been pluralizing
you will have been pluralizing
they will have been pluralizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pluralizing
you had been pluralizing
he/she/it had been pluralizing
we had been pluralizing
you had been pluralizing
they had been pluralizing
Conditional
I would pluralize
you would pluralize
he/she/it would pluralize
we would pluralize
you would pluralize
they would pluralize
Past Conditional
I would have pluralized
you would have pluralized
he/she/it would have pluralized
we would have pluralized
you would have pluralized
they would have pluralized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pluralize - mark with a grammatical morpheme that indicates plural; "How do speakers pluralize nouns in Japanese?"
inflect - change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
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