internationalize

[in-ter-nash-uh-nl-ahyz]

verb (used with object), in·ter·na·tion·al·ized, in·ter·na·tion·al·iz·ing.

to make international, as in scope or character: a local conflict that was internationalized into a major war.
to place or bring under international control.

verb (used without object), in·ter·na·tion·al·ized, in·ter·na·tion·al·iz·ing.

to become international: The automobile company must internationalize in order to meet the competition.

Nearby words

  1. internationale,
  2. internationalisation,
  3. internationalism,
  4. internationalist,
  5. internationalization,
  6. interne,
  7. internecine,
  8. internee,
  9. internegative,
  10. internet

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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British Dictionary definitions for de-internationalize

internationalize

internationalise

verb (tr)

to make international
to put under international control
Derived Formsinternationalization or internationalisation, noun

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