internationalize

verb
in·​ter·​na·​tion·​al·​ize | \ ˌin-tər-ˈnash-nə-ˌlīz , -ˈna-shə-nə-ˌlīz\
internationalized; internationalizing; internationalizes

Definition of internationalize

transitive verb

: to make international also : to place under international control a proposal to internationalize the city

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Other Words from internationalize

internationalization \ ˌin-​tər-​ˌnash-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən , -​ˌna-​shə-​nə-​lə-​ \ noun

Examples of internationalize in a Sentence

a business that has begun to internationalize

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Still, Beijing has made tentative efforts to internationalize the yuan. Mike Bird, WSJ, "This Is How China Keeps a Firm Grip on the Yuan," 30 Oct. 2018 Inspired by the German art fair Kunstmarkt Köln, which was founded in 1967 and is now known as Art Cologne, the Swiss dealers decided to internationalize the art fair scene. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Parties, private jets, and multimillion-dollar paintings: Art Basel, explained," 6 Dec. 2018 This series was part of Major League Baseball’s push to internationalize the sport. New York Times, "4 Dodgers Pitchers Combine for a No-Hitter Against the Padres," 5 May 2018 This series was part of Major League Baseball’s push to internationalize the sport. Washington Post, "Buehler, Dodgers’ bullpen combine to no-hit Padres in Mexico," 5 May 2018 Los Angeles accomplished the feat before a crowd of 21,536 at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, chosen as part of Major League Baseball's push to internationalize the sport. Carlos Rodriguez, Houston Chronicle, "Walker Buehler, Dodgers' bullpen combine to no-hit Padres in Mexico," 5 May 2018 Beijing’s push to internationalize the yuan is motivated by more than vanity. Brook Larmer, New York Times, "Beijing Bids Goodbye to Robert Mugabe," 19 Dec. 2017 In recent years, Chinese universities have worked to internationalize their course offerings and attract more foreign students. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "U.S. Colleges Slip in Global Rankings," 5 Sep. 2017 Zhou is best known for his program to internationalize the renminbi. Alan Murray, Fortune, "The Most Important Economic Challenge of Today — CEO Daily, Tuesday, 10th October," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of internationalize

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of internationalize was circa 1864

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internationalize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of internationalize

: to place (something) under international control : to make (something) involve or affect two or more countries

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