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STABILIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stabilize mean? 

STABILIZE (verb)
  The verb STABILIZE has 3 senses:

1. make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium
2. support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
3. become stable or more stable

  Familiarity information: STABILIZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STABILIZE (verb)


Sense 1stabilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

stabilize; stabilise

Context examples:

The drug stabilized her blood pressure / stabilize prices

Hypernyms (to "stabilize" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stabilize"):

peg (stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

destabilize (make unstable)


Sense 2stabilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

stabilise; brace; stabilize; steady

Context example:

brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel

Hypernyms (to "stabilize" is one way to...):

beef up; fortify; strengthen (make strong or stronger)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stabilize"):

ballast (make steady with a ballast)

guy (steady or support with a guy wire or cable)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3stabilize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become stable or more stable

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

stabilise; stabilize

Context example:

The economy stabilized

Hypernyms (to "stabilize" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stabilize"):

root; settle; settle down; steady down; take root (become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style)

becalm; calm; steady (make steady)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Antonym:

destabilise; destabilize (become unstable)


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