universalize

verb

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

Examples of universalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With interest in the diet increasing, the trend of female carnivores has had the effect of universalizing its appeal. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 20 Mar. 2024 The White House had originally planned to universalize a different charging system, the Combined Charging System (CCS), for all EVs in the US. Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 7 July 2023 In 1803, Ohioans universalized white male suffrage, and failed to extend the franchise to Black men by only one vote. Phil Christman, The New Republic, 22 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of universalize was in 1642

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“Universalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universalize. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

universalize

verb
uni·​ver·​sal·​ize ˌyü-nə-ˈvər-sə-ˌlīz How to pronounce universalize (audio)
universalized; universalizing
: to make universal : generalize
universalization noun

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