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stan·dard·ize

(stăn′dər-dīz′)
v.
1. To cause to conform to a standard.
2. To evaluate by comparing with a standard.
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On the other hand, Estonian reveals a conflict between the tendency to analyticity, which is characteristic of Estonian, and intentional syntheticity promoted by the language reformers and standardizers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Auden) spells the name "Virgil," whereas the magazine insists on "Vergil." The tide has turned against the pedantic standardizers who would impose their "correct" spelling on the English-speaking world.
The polarization into opposed groups is all the more remarkable for the active developers, nearly 46 percent being strong standardizers and exactly the same percentage weak standardizers.
Indenture contracts and deeds were still used in some states, and standardizers denounced them as outmoded, tainted instruments designed to deliver children's labor and services to selfish adults who knew nothing about the true meaning of parenthood.
Such cooperative activities among the world's standardizers are a clear path forward to create global standards.