[ yoo-nuh-vur-suh-lahyz ]
/ ˌyu nəˈvɜr səˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), u·ni·ver·sal·ized, u·ni·ver·sal·iz·ing.
to make universal.
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Also especially British, u·ni·ver·sal·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM universalizeu·ni·ver·sal·i·za·tion, nounu·ni·ver·sal·iz·er, noun
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How to use universalize in a sentence
Especially since that risk could be curbed with other anti-drunk driving measures and by universalizing anti-smoking laws at bars, restaurants, and other hospitality establishments.Study: Smoking bans saved countless lives — could they have increased drunk driving?|Jerusalem Demsas|December 24, 2020|Vox
This juridical method descended naturally from the Jewish theocracy, of which Christendom was a universalization.
The Manifesto went on to say that communism was not the subversion of existing principles, but their universalization.Contemporary Socialism|John Rae
Universalization means socialization, the extension of the area and range of those who share in a good.Reconstruction in Philosophy|John Dewey
Now it goes without saying that from this very universalization his language is corrupted and becomes vulgarized.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
British Dictionary definitions for universalize
/ (ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to make universal
Derived forms of universalizeuniversalization or universalisation, noun
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