Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of universalize.

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  • v. make universal

Etymologies

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universal +‎ -ise

Examples

  • Moreover, the conceit does universalise the drama and themes of the show, I think, succeeding where Battlestar Galactica failed, to my mind, regardless of what its defendants say.

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  • We can all tell a story, but some seem able to take any event and make a tale of it, to reach into their own minds and create realities, universalise emotions and themes, and weave them into a coherent whole that entertains and inspires others.

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  • Reforming the faltering public distribution system, which it plans to universalise under the new bill, enhancing support for farmers, and improving storage and transport may go some way to reduce wastage and pave the way for long-term food security.

    India's food crisis has many ingredients

  • German philosophy — the tendency to universalise and idealise the I and consciousness.

    Psychology in Search of Psyches: Friedrich Schelling, Gotthilf Schubert and the Obscurities of the Romantic Soul

  • The political leadership was unable to construct the friction with the PLO (after a year of cease-fire in the northern area of Israel) as an existential danger, and thus to universalise it.

    Peace Movements in Israel.

  • Conservative morality must see this as madness and an impossible attempt to rationally universalise the root of evil.

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  • "There is no better way of paying tribute to the great masters than to universalise their art, and make it accessible to the greatest number of people," the Prado's director, Miguel Zugaza, said.

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  • If he is a social scientist (economists notwithstanding), he would understand that the scientific method (esp. the aspects of experimentation, repeatability and tendency to universalise) as used in the natural sciences is of very limited utility when dealing with self-aware human agents inhabiting unimaginably complex and therefore infinitely context-rich social worlds, requiring very different methodologies.

    Good Will Twatsy.

  • There is a tendency to universalise in all thought; there is a humanising tendency in feeling.

    Bulk Thinking

  • Ultimately, the goal of civilisation is to universalise the kind of spiritual and material life possible historically only to the ruling class, and we will only move towards acheiving this if we cultivate in our won souls the habit of wanting not less, but more.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Libertarian Party candidate for the President of the United States of America

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