Definition of globalize in US English:


(British globalise)


  • 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 casualties, in our wonderfully varied city, are as globalised as the ideology that caused them.’
    • ‘The sector is globalising, and competition is fierce.’
    • ‘The values of freedom and fairness must become the transparent motivation for globalising the world and not the current motivators, greed and exploitation.’
    • ‘However they will need to adapt to a world that has become more complex and globalised since they left office.’
    • ‘What needs to be globalised is knowledge and understanding.’
    • ‘Their participation is part a masterplan to globalise football.’
    • ‘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 world is too globalized, too interconnected, too interdependent to allow for that.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But it is increasingly possible - it's not just goods that are globalised.’
    • ‘Ireland is arguably the most globalised society in 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.’
    • ‘Well, we've been globalizing our economy for 50 years.’
    • ‘The moment the debate was publicized on the Internet, it was globalized.’
    • ‘The greatest threat of globalisation is to diversity, or, biodiversity, to use a truly globalised word.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The past two decades have seen businesses globalising mostly under duress.’
    • ‘As markets globalise, European exchanges will need to merge with their European rivals or risk oblivion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We are globalised, but have no real intimacy with the rest of the world’