globalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1944 to make global; especially to make worldwide in scope or application

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  • globalize — glo‧bal‧ize [ˈgləʊbəlaɪz ǁ ˈgloʊ ] also globalise verb [intransitive, transitive] COMMERCE if a company, industry, or economy globalizes or is globalized, it no longer depends on conditions in one country, but on conditions all over the world: •… …   Financial and business terms

  • globalize — 1953, see GLOBALIZATION (Cf. globalization) …   Etymology dictionary

  • globalize — [glō′bəl īz΄] vt. globalized, globalizing to make global; esp., to organize or establish worldwide …   English World dictionary

  • globalize — UK [ˈɡləʊbəlaɪz] / US [ˈɡloʊbəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms globalize : present tense I/you/we/they globalize he/she/it globalizes present participle globalizing past tense globalized past participle globalized 1) to make something become… …   English dictionary

  • globalize — globalization, n. /gloh beuh luyz /, v.t., globalized, globalizing. to extend to other or all parts of the globe; make worldwide: efforts to globalize the auto industry. Also, esp. Brit., globalise. [1940 45; GLOBAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • globalize — glob•al•ize [[t]ˈgloʊ bəˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing cvb to extend to other or all parts of the globe; make worldwide: to globalize the auto industry[/ex] • Etymology: 1940–45 glob al•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • globalize — global ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the whole world; worldwide. 2) relating to or embracing the whole of something, or of a group of things. 3) Computing operating or applying through the whole of a file or program. DERIVATIVES globalist noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • globalize — verb To make something global in scope. See Also: globalism, globalization …   Wiktionary

  • globalize — glo|bal|ize also globalise BrE [ˈgləubəlaız US ˈglou ] v [I and T] if a company, industry, or ↑economy globalizes or is globalized, it has business activities all over the world …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • globalize — glob|al|ize [ gloubə,laız ] verb transitive 1. ) to make something become generally accepted all over the world 2. ) to make a business begin operating all over the world …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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