nor ‧ mal ‧ ize AC BrE AmE ( also normalise British English ) /ˈnɔːməlaɪz $ ˈnɔːr-/ verb [intransitive and transitive]
[ Word Family: noun : NORMALITY/NORMALCY ≠ ↑ abnormality , ↑ normal , ↑ normalization ; verb : ↑ normalize ; adverb : ↑ normally ≠ ↑ abnormally ; adjective : ↑ normal ≠ ↑ abnormal ]
1 . if you normalize a situation, or if it normalizes, it becomes normal again:
Journalists are reporting that the situation has now normalized.
2 . if two countries normalize relations, or if relations normalize, the two countries behave in a normal way towards each other again:
Relations between the countries were formally normalized in 1997.
—normalization /ˌnɔːməlaɪˈzeɪʃ ə n $ ˌnɔːrmələ-/ noun [uncountable]