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English verb: stabilize

1. stabilize (change) make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium


SamplesThe drug stabilized her blood pressure.
Stabilize prices.


Synonymsstabilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)peg


Antonymsdestabilise, destabilize

2. stabilize (contact) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace


SamplesBrace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel.


Synonymsbrace, stabilise, steady


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beef up, fortify, strengthen


Narrower (hyponym)ballast, guy

3. stabilize (change) become stable or more stable


SamplesThe economy stabilized.


Synonymsstabilise


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)becalm, calm, root, settle, settle down, steady, steady down, take root


Antonymsdestabilise, destabilize









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