Definition of Pluralize

1. Verb. Mark with a grammatical morpheme that indicates plural. "How do speakers pluralize nouns in Japanese?"

Exact synonyms: Pluralise
Generic synonyms: Inflect
Derivative terms: Pluralisation, Pluralization



Definition of Pluralize

1. v. t. To make plural by using the plural termination; to attribute plurality to; to express in the plural form.

2. v. i. To take a plural; to assume a plural form; as, a noun pluralizes.

Definition of Pluralize

1. Verb. to make plural ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pluralize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Pluralize

1. 1. To take a plural; to assume a plural form; as, a noun pluralizes. 2. To hold more than one benefice at the same time. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pluralize

pluralised
pluralises
pluralising
pluralism
pluralisms
pluralist
pluralistic
pluralistically
pluralists
pluralities
plurality
pluralizability
pluralizable
pluralization
pluralizations
pluralize (current term)
pluralized
pluralizer
pluralizers
pluralizes
pluralizing
plurally
plurals
pluri-
pluricausal
pluricentric
pluricultural
pluricyclic
pluriennial
pluries

Literary usage of Pluralize

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1. A Working Grammar of the English Language: Designed to Give in Simple by James Champlin Fernald (1917)
"Similarly, nouns that are compounds of a noun with any descriptive word or phrase pluralize only the noun; as, hangers-on, lookers-on, men-of-war. ..."

2. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language: For the Use of Schools by Simon Kerl (1868)
"Some always pluralize the title ; others, the name; and a few venture to ... The prevailing diatom is, I believe, not to pluralize that word of the term ..."

3. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language: For the Use of Schools by Simon Kerl (1862)
"In regard to the plural of names involving titles, there has been not a little of di versity in practice and doctrine. Some always pluralize the title ..."

4. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"Thus, we pluralize the first word in sisters-in-law, but the last in stepsisters. ... One or two compound nouns pluralize both parts: menservants, ..."

5. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure edited by J. Michael Thesz (1997)
"Examiner Note: [1] pluralize 'claim' if needed- insert claim no(s). insert the verb (lack or lacks) as appropriate, then PRESS F9 [2] Insert name of prior ..."

6. An Analytical and Practical Grammar of the English Language: Revised by Peter Bullions (1867)
"Proper names with the title of Mrs. prefixed, or with any title, preceded by the numerals, two, three, &c., pluralize the name, and not the title; as, ..."

7. Grammar of the English Sentence by Jonathan Rigdon (1903)
"In speaking of two or more single ladies of the same name many good writers pluralize the title, many the name, and some both the title and the name. ..."

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