glob·​al·​ize | \ ˈglō-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce globalize (audio) \
globalized; globalizing

Definition of globalize

transitive verb

: to make global especially : to make worldwide in scope or application globalize a company's operations

Examples of globalize in a Sentence

The economy has become globalized. The company is planning to globalize.
Recent Examples on the Web Before the war in Ukraine started, Yandex, the only Russian company that rivaled the world’s other tech giants, was trying to globalize and free itself of overdependence on the Russian market. Gideon Lichfield, Wired, 12 Apr. 2022 So, the only watertight solution is to increase global supply and globalize it. Seth Berkley, Scientific American, 23 June 2021 Although, surely in a bid to continue to globalize, the IPL will start playing matches abroad - the U.S. looms as a logical landing spot. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 With a contingent workforce, businesses are offered several tax benefits associated with such classification and co-employment laws, but this also becomes more complex as organizations globalize and localize their operations. Minal Babaria, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 There's one other major factor at play: More than any other, the documentary branch has fulfilled the Academy's promise to diversify and globalize its membership. Tyler Aquilina,, 23 Apr. 2021 Clearly, the push to globalize the rollout of a lifesaving vaccine is moving into unfamiliar and perhaps uncharted territory. Carolyn Barber, Fortune, 25 Feb. 2021 Andrew founded Economics International, a nonprofit working to globalize access to economic education access for underserved K-12 students. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Oct. 2020 Another factor that makes the current crisis different from the last one is the degree to which big companies have globalized their operations, says Holtzer, the Weil lawyer. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of globalize

1937, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2022

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“Globalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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