[ in-ter-nash-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nlˌaɪz /

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.
Also especially British, in·ter·na·tion·al·ise.

Origin of internationalize

First recorded in 1860–65; international + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM internationalize

in·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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for de-internationalize



/ (ˌɪntəˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make international
to put under international control

Derived forms of internationalize

internationalization or internationalisation, noun
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