verb (used with object), u·ni·ver·sal·ized, u·ni·ver·sal·iz·ing.

to make universal.

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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Related Words for universalize

generalize, normalize

Examples from the Web for universalize

Contemporary Examples of universalize

  • In the 60s, Palestinian nationalists tried to universalize their struggle.

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Historical Examples of universalize

British Dictionary definitions for universalize




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