internalize in‧ter‧nal‧ize [ɪnˈtɜːnəlaɪz ǁ -ɜːr-] also internalise verb [transitive] COMMERCE MANUFACTURING
to include a particular cost in the manufacture of something so that the cost will not need to be paid by someone else later:

• We want to encourage manufacturers to produce things that are as safe as they can be, so internalizing the cost of injury prevention.

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internalize UK US (UK also internalise) /ɪnˈtɜːnəlaɪz/ verb [T]
ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION to include a cost during the process of manufacturing or producing something: »

The cost of pollution and other effects on the environment needs to be internalized and reflected in the price of goods or services, as well as normal production costs.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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