normalize-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: (Cause to) become normal or return to its normal state; (abstractly) smoothe for consistency of representation.

NOTE: thing normalized is almost always abstract.

We should normalize the data we've gathered.
The US must normalize relations with China.
The agency must normalize the spelling of the word.
The patient's condition normalized.
The patient normalized.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: normalize.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: Physically bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by gradually heating and cooling.

Normalize the glass before sending it for assembly.
We should normalize the consistency of the solution.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3