internationalize internationalize  /ˌɪn tər ˈnæ ʃə nə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) put under international control
  2. (v) make international in character



  1. He said he would agree to our ownership of the canal if we would agree to internationalize it.
  2. The conference in The Hague which included delegates from 70 nations aims to internationalize reconstruction efforts.
  3. Presenting their own lists of nominees as alternatives to those proposed by the Curia, they won a substantial victory and thus managed to internationalize the commissions.


  • Regents goal: internationalize U, despite program cuts

    By: Roy Aker Study abroad participation at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is among the highest in the nation, keeping with the University’s overall goal to internationalize the institution. But at a Thursday Board of Regents meeting, six minors and one major focused on international study — from Hebrew to Latin American Studies — were officially discontinued. A consent report by the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Minnesota Daily


  1. Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US ambassador to Iraq who now represents Washington at the United Nations, wrote in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Friday that the world body could "help internationalize the effort to stabilize the country."
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: Zalmay Khalilzad Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "On every front, China is trying to globalize and internationalize itself," says China expert Orville Schell, who has written extensively about the region, including the book "Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangri-La From the Himalayas to...
    on May 29, 2010 By: Orville Schell Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I'm a big believer that we ought to internationalize this, but it will take a big change in our administration's thinking," Clinton said. "I don't see that it's forthcoming."
    on Nov 29, 2003 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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