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externalize

verb ex·ter·nal·ize \ek-ˈstər-nə-ˌlīz\
ex·ter·nal·izedex·ter·nal·iz·ing

Definition of EXTERNALIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to make external or externally manifest
2
:  to attribute to causes outside the self :  rationalize <externalized his lack of ability to succeed>

Examples of EXTERNALIZE

  1. <an actress with an expressive face that wonderfully externalizes a wide range of emotions>

First Known Use of EXTERNALIZE

1852

Rhymes with EXTERNALIZE

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Medical Dictionary

externalize

transitive verb ex·ter·nal·ize
ex·ter·nal·ized or British ex·ter·nal·isedex·ter·nal·iz·ing or British ex·ter·nal·is·ing

Medical Definition of EXTERNALIZE

1
a :  to transform from a mental image into an apparently real object (as in hallucinations) :  attribute (a mental image) to external causation <externalizing an obsession> b :  to invent an explanation for (an inner problem whose actual basis is known only subconsciously) by attributing to causes outside the self :  rationalize, project <externalized his failure>
2
:  to direct outward socially <externalized her anger>
ex·ter·nal·iza·tion or British ex·ter·nal·isa·tion \-ˌstərn-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of EXTERNALIZE

ex·ter·nal·ize or British ex·ter·nal·ise \ek-ˈstərn-əl-ˌīz\

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