Definition of globalize in English:

globalize

(also globalise)

verb

  • Develop or be developed so as to make international influence or operation possible:

    [with object] ‘communication globalizes capital markets’
    [no object] ‘building facilities overseas is part of the strategy of every company that aims to globalize’
    • ‘The values of freedom and fairness must become the transparent motivation for globalising the world and not the current motivators, greed and exploitation.’
    • ‘As markets globalise, European exchanges will need to merge with their European rivals or risk oblivion.’
    • ‘But it is increasingly possible - it's not just goods that are globalised.’
    • ‘The moment the debate was publicized on the Internet, it was globalized.’
    • ‘What needs to be globalised is knowledge and understanding.’
    • ‘The past two decades have seen businesses globalising mostly under duress.’
    • ‘We are globalised, but have no real intimacy with the rest of the world’
    • ‘By globalizing the culture war, it scratches an itch that's been driving social conservatives nuts since the collapse of the old Soviet Union.’
    • ‘In my terms, bureaucratic bourgeoisies often turn into globalizing bureaucrats, politicians, and professionals with a little help from their friends in the transnational capitalist class.’
    • ‘The casualties, in our wonderfully varied city, are as globalised as the ideology that caused them.’
    • ‘The words of the poets, and the beat and rhyme of hip hop are just as much about globalizing liberation and resisting corporate rule as are tree-sits and boycotts and student activist clubs.’
    • ‘However they will need to adapt to a world that has become more complex and globalised since they left office.’
    • ‘The world is too globalized, too interconnected, too interdependent to allow for that.’
    • ‘Ireland is arguably the most globalised society in the world.’
    • ‘Their participation is part a masterplan to globalise football.’
    • ‘The sector is globalising, and competition is fierce.’
    • ‘They argue that the economic benefits of euro membership far outweigh loss of sovereignty - which they say is anyway ebbing away as the world economy globalises.’
    • ‘Well, we've been globalizing our economy for 50 years.’
    • ‘I can only assume that they've found a way to carry on globalising without these issues mattering - probably because technology has reduced the cost of reversioning.’
    • ‘The greatest threat of globalisation is to diversity, or, biodiversity, to use a truly globalised word.’

Pronunciation:

globalize

/ˈɡləʊbəlʌɪz/