universalize

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verb uni·ver·sal·ize \ ˌyü-nə-ˈvər-sə-ˌlīz \

Definition of universalize

universalized; universalizing
transitive verb
:to make universal :generalize

universalization

play \ˌyü-nə-ˌvər-sə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of universalize

1642


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