/in'teuhr nash"euh nl uyz'/, v., internationalized, internationalizing.
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.
3. to become international: The automobile company must internationalize in order to meet the competition.
Also, esp. Brit., internationalise.

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