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verb (used with object), u·ni·ver·sal·ized, u·ni·ver·sal·iz·ing.
  1. to make universal.
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Also especially British, u·ni·ver·sal·ise.

Origin of universalize

First recorded in 1635–45; universal + -ize
Related formsu·ni·ver·sal·i·za·tion, nounu·ni·ver·sal·iz·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • This juridical method descended naturally from the Jewish theocracy, of which Christendom was a universalization.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7


  • The Manifesto went on to say that communism was not the subversion of existing principles, but their universalization.

  • Universalization means socialization, the extension of the area and range of those who share in a good.

British Dictionary definitions for universalization



  1. (tr) to make universal
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Derived Formsuniversalization or universalisation, noun
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