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internationalize

[in-ter-nash-uh-nl-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), in·ter·na·tion·al·ized, in·ter·na·tion·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make international, as in scope or character: a local conflict that was internationalized into a major war.
  2. to place or bring under international control.
verb (used without object), in·ter·na·tion·al·ized, in·ter·na·tion·al·iz·ing.
  1. to become international: The automobile company must internationalize in order to meet the competition.
Also especially British, in·ter·na·tion·al·ise.

Origin of internationalize

First recorded in 1860–65; international + -ize
Related formsin·ter·na·tion·al·i·za·tion, nounde·in·ter·na·tion·al·ize, verb (used with object), de·in·ter·na·tion·al·ized, de·in·ter·na·tion·al·iz·ing.
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Historical Examples

  • In the first place, there is an effort being made to internationalize labor unions.

    Socialism and Democracy in Europe

    Samuel P. Orth


British Dictionary definitions for internationalize

internationalize

internationalise

verb (tr)
  1. to make international
  2. to put under international control
Derived Formsinternationalization or internationalisation, noun
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