Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make universal; generalize.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make universal; generalize. Also spelled universalise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make universal; to generalize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make universal, to make consistent or common across all cases.

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

  • verb make universal

Etymologies

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universal +‎ -ize

Examples

  • A Hanukkah menorah most certainly does not "universalize" a Christmas tree; if anything, the opposite is true: it turns the tree, which symbolizes a holiday whose message is "joy to the world and peace on Earth" into a particularist symbol like the menorah itself.

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  • A Hanukkah menorah most certainly does not "universalize" a Christmas tree; if anything, the opposite is true: it turns the tree, which symbolizes a holiday whose message is "joy to the world and peace on Earth" into a particularist symbol like the menorah itself.

    Holidays

  • Similarly, if we take a three-place relation Sxyz and "universalize" the third argument position, we get a two place relation that we might represent thus: ˆ zSxyz

    Structured Propositions

  • BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner proposed to "universalize" her country's claims over the potentially oil-rich Falkland Islands, but vowed not to resort to military force.

    News

  • BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner proposed to "universalize" her country's claims over the potentially oil-rich Falkland Islands, but vowed not to resort to military force.

    News

  • BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner proposed to "universalize" her country's claims over the potentially oil-rich Falkland Islands, but vowed not to resort to military force.

    News

  • BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner proposed to "universalize" her country's claims over the potentially oil-rich Falkland Islands, but vowed not to resort to military force.

    News

  • BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner proposed to "universalize" her country's claims over the potentially oil-rich Falkland Islands, but vowed not to resort to military force.

    News

  • BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner proposed to "universalize" her country's claims over the potentially oil-rich Falkland Islands, but vowed not to resort to military force.

    News

  • BUENOS AIRES: Argentine President Cristina Kirchner proposed to "universalize" her country's claims over the potentially oil-rich Falkland Islands, but vowed not to resort to military force.

    News

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