internationalize

[in-ter-nash-uh-nl-ahyz]
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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British Dictionary definitions for internationalization

internationalize

internationalise

verb (tr)
  1. to make international
  2. to put under international control
Derived Formsinternationalization or internationalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for internationalization
n.

1860, with reference to law; see international + -ization.

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