universalize

verb
uni·​ver·​sal·​ize | \ ˌyü-nə-ˈvər-sə-ˌlīz How to pronounce universalize (audio) \
universalized; universalizing

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universalization \ ˌyü-​nə-​ˌvər-​sə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce universalize (audio) \ noun

Examples of universalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nathan has penned a script that aims to universalize Ali’s story, but this attempt makes the character sometimes register as too hazily drawn. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2022 Concurrently, the idea of local differences is suspect, a myth that in Europe obscures a medieval mission to universalize dishes, which Montanari highlights in this book as well. Susan H. Gordon, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Subhashish Panigrahi sat down with him to explore their plans to universalize Internet access as a human right. Ashoka, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 In an attempt to universalize emission standards and crackdown on carbon havens, the tax would charge importers of steel, aluminum, iron, fertilizer, cement, and electricity the equivalent of the EU’s domestic carbon price. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 Two, in trying to universalize his central couple’s experience, Levi seems to misunderstand what makes relationship dramas resonate. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 20 Sep. 2021 Then some Euro-American chefs and critics use forms of Japanese minimalism and naturalism to universalize their presumption: things should taste of themselves. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Aug. 2021 In each album, the artist is able to universalize her struggles without giving away all of the personal details. Kristin J. Lieb, The Conversation, 17 June 2021 Such a system would universalize opportunities granted to advantaged students to provide their disadvantaged peers greater academic opportunities. WSJ, 11 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of universalize

1642, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2022

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“Universalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universalize. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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