"pluralize" meaning in English

See pluralize in All languages combined, or Wiktionary

Verb

Forms: pluralizes [present, singular, third-person], pluralizing [participle, present], pluralized [participle, past], pluralized [past]
Etymology: plural + -ize Etymology templates: {{suffix|en|plural|ize}} plural + -ize Head templates: {{en-verb}} pluralize (third-person singular simple present pluralizes, present participle pluralizing, simple past and past participle pluralized)
  1. (transitive, grammar) To make plural. Tags: transitive Categories (topical): Grammar, Grammar Translations (To make plural): جَمَعَ (jamaʕa) (Arabic)
    Sense id: en-pluralize-en-verb-ZQyhEkTh Disambiguation of Grammar: 39 33 7 21 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences Disambiguation of 'To make plural': 76 18 6 0
  2. (intransitive, grammar) To take a plural; to assume a plural form. Tags: intransitive Categories (topical): Grammar, Grammar
    Sense id: en-pluralize-en-verb-zG1wlNuf Disambiguation of Grammar: 39 33 7 21 Topics: grammar, human-sciences, linguistics, sciences
  3. (transitive) To multiply; to make manifold. Tags: transitive
    Sense id: en-pluralize-en-verb-17N4h-oB
  4. (intransitive, UK) To hold more than one ecclesiastical benefice at the same time. Tags: UK, intransitive Categories (topical): Grammar
    Sense id: en-pluralize-en-verb-vFmEMhq4 Disambiguation of Grammar: 39 33 7 21 Categories (other): British English, English entries with incorrect language header, English entries with topic categories using raw markup, English terms suffixed with -ize, Terms with Arabic translations Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 20 16 10 54 Disambiguation of English entries with topic categories using raw markup: 20 17 14 49 Disambiguation of English terms suffixed with -ize: 18 17 13 53 Disambiguation of Terms with Arabic translations: 18 16 9 58
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: pluralise

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Alternative forms

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