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internationalize

[in-ter-nash-uh-nl-ahyz] /ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), internationalized, internationalizing.
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), internationalized, internationalizing.
3.
to become international:
The automobile company must internationalize in order to meet the competition.
Also, especially British, internationalise.
Origin of internationalize
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; international + -ize
Related forms
internationalization, noun
deinternationalize, verb (used with object), deinternationalized, deinternationalizing.
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internationalize

/ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make international
2.
to put under international control
Derived Forms
internationalization, internationalisation, noun
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