Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make or combine into a total.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To combine parts to make a total.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make total, or complete; to reduce to completeness.
  • intransitive v. To use a totalizator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make total; reduce to totality, as by adding or accumulating.
  • To use the totalizer in betting.
  • Also spelled totalise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make into a total

Etymologies

total +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's very much like this, seeing that the idea was over ten years ago and during that process other things came into totalize the idea; I took notes, sometimes mental notes, to build up the ideas and when I came down to it, the writing probably only took eight months but I had to spread it over three years because I had two other ghostwriting books to finish in between times.

    An interview with Michael Robotham

  • In the same sentence you totalize Rand's promotion of her work and/or retention of her money.

    Inspiration from Ayn Rand, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • There are little cracks to squirm into, of course, as nothing can ever truly totalize except in that magical, horrible moment, where the territory becomes the map.

    War of All Against All: Realism vs Fabulism? Er, No…

  • At the same time, the university as a locus of the plasticity of thought must not totalize the presumption of translatability; absolute translation is non-existent, and translation always involves partial reduction.

    Eurozine articles

  • We must instead recognize play as a catalyst for rupture and totalize it, in response to the affects and history of domination.

    Anarchist news dot org - Comments

  • Both reduce (i.e., essentialize) and totalize their experiences of modernity in single, sweeping rhetorical movements.

    MRZine.org

  • For my part I treat the graph as referring not to sexuation but to attempts to totalize the symbolic or different ontological structures.

    Larval Subjects .

  • IMO, in trying to think through the way forward, it’s extremely important not to totalize such complex and heterogeneous social formations as “the Left” and “the Right.”

    Open thread on: localism, decentralism, anarchism, thick conceptions of libertarianism, and the U.S. Constitution

  • I don’t think it is a good practice to put people in boxes ,to totalize,or to stereotype,as tempting as it is sometimes,and of course I think the other important question to ask would be why do these people act this way and for what purpose?

    Two Critiques Of Ariel Levy’s Writing About Bois

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