globalize

[gloh-buh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), glob·al·ized, glob·al·iz·ing.

to extend to other or all parts of the globe; make worldwide: efforts to globalize the auto industry.

Nearby words

  1. global village,
  2. global warming,
  3. globalisation,
  4. globalism,
  5. globalization,
  6. globally,
  7. globate,
  8. globe,
  9. globe amaranth,
  10. globe artichoke

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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British Dictionary definitions for globalized

globalize

globalise

verb

(tr) to put into effect or spread worldwide
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Word Origin and History for globalized

globalize

v.

1953, see globalization. Related: Globalized; globalizing.

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