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[in-ter-nash-uh-nl-ahyz] /ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), internationalized, internationalizing.
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), internationalized, internationalizing.
to become international:
The automobile company must internationalize in order to meet the competition.
Also, especially British, internationalise.
1860-65; international + -ize
Related forms
internationalization, noun
deinternationalize, verb (used with object), deinternationalized, deinternationalizing. Unabridged
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  • The university is at the vanguard of a national push to internationalize.
  • Sometimes that lack of support stems from the idea that the cost to internationalize a campus will be too high.
  • As the worldwide audience beckons, farflung musicians have to decide whether and how much to modernize and internationalize.
  • Plans to internationalize the airline industry run into flak.
  • It takes more than teachers and students to internationalize a curriculum, however.
  • Humane learning should infuse three items into all career training--it should internationalize, moralize, and historicize.
British Dictionary definitions for internationalize


verb (transitive)
to make international
to put under international control
Derived Forms
internationalization, internationalisation, noun
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