Definition of totalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtōdlˌīz/


[with object] (usually as adjective totalizing)
Comprehend in an all-encompassing way: grand ideas and totalizing worldviews
More example sentences
  • While socialism as a comprehensive, totalizing vision melts away among both workers and intellectuals, it is the core democratic values European socialists supported that he sees as the essential distillation of that movement.
  • Contrary to his writings on the totalizing impact of ideological reproduction under advanced capitalist societies, Althusser allows for times and spaces of resistance in his essay on the theatre of Carlo Bertolazzi and Bertolt Brecht.
  • The inadequacy of this totalizing image of the future as something already decided is slowly evident as the supine linearity of his trip on 47th Street unravels, fraying into encounters.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • This is both a simplification and a totalization of human participation in communications technology, and measurement of the human gaze is one of its key interfaces.
  • There is a restriction of the types of discourse and thus a tendency against all totalizations; thus also the guiding principle of postmodernism.
  • It is clear from your writing that you see such phrases as part of our colonial legacy and that you constantly struggle with language to create words which challenge constrictive totalizations.

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Syllabification: to·tal·ize

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