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globalize

[gloh-buh-lahyz] /ˈgloʊ bəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), globalized, globalizing.
1.
to extend to other or all parts of the globe; make worldwide:
efforts to globalize the auto industry.
Also, especially British, globalise.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; global + -ize
Related forms
globalization, noun
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  • Bangs home the point that to globalize you need to localize.
  • Our intention is to globalize as much local meaning as possible.
British Dictionary definitions for globalize

globalize

/ˈɡləʊbəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to put into effect or spread worldwide
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Word Origin and History for globalize
v.

1953, see globalization. Related: Globalized; globalizing.

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