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globalize

[gloh-buh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), glob·al·ized, glob·al·iz·ing.
  1. to extend to other or all parts of the globe; make worldwide: efforts to globalize the auto industry.
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Also especially British, glob·al·ise.

Origin of globalize

First recorded in 1940–45; global + -ize
Related formsglob·al·i·za·tion, noun
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globalize

globalise

verb
  1. (tr) to put into effect or spread worldwide
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Word Origin and History for globalize

v.

1953, see globalization. Related: Globalized; globalizing.

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