Definition of internationalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈnaSH(ə)n(ə)lˌīz/


[with object]
1Make (something) international.
Example sentences
  • But these are better viewed, like the term ‘common concern’ as expressions of the common interest of all states in certain forms of ecological protection, and not as attempts to internationalize ownership of resources.
  • It's internationalizing the conflict even more.
  • Other than that, the recommendations are uncannily familiar: We must internationalize our conflicts.
2Bring (a place) under the protection or control of two or more nations: (as adjective internationalized) an internationalized city
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  • There are various ways of doing this, from continuing the U.N. oil-for-food program, to internationalizing Iraqi oil fields, to monitoring and limiting the movement of Iraqi oil on land or sea.



Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˌnaSHənləˈzāSHən/ Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˌnaSHnələˈzāSHən/ Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˌnaSHənlˌīˈzāSHən/ Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˌnaSHnəlˌīˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • With the city's ever greater internationalization, the demand for domestic servants who can speak English and provide quality service is rising quickly.
  • In the 1980s, when China was still at the beginning of its opening period, she forecast the importance of educational internationalization.
  • The bureau has acquired a new presence worldwide to keep up with the internationalization of criminal activity around the world, and he was a leader in that.

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Syllabification: in·ter·na·tion·al·ize

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