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[yoo-nuh-vur-suh-lahyz] /ˌyu nəˈvɜr səˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), universalized, universalizing.
to make universal.
Also, especially British, universalise.
Origin of universalize
1635-45; universal + -ize
Related forms
universalization, noun
universalizer, noun Unabridged
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  • That's because the filmmaker never finds a way to universalize the characters' experiences.
  • Well, there isn't one, and it was tough to find one that would universalize the concept of cupcake.
  • There is a national movement to universalize the high school curriculum so that all students graduate prepared for college.
  • The only way to eliminate this bias would be to universalize all means-tested benefits currently targeted toward single mothers.
  • It may include a call to action, or universalize the points in the text, or provide a brief summary.
British Dictionary definitions for universalize


(transitive) to make universal
Derived Forms
universalization, universalisation, noun
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