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internalize

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verb in·ter·nal·ize \in-ˈtər-nə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of internalize

  • : to make (something, such as an idea or an attitude) an important part of the kind of person you are

Full Definition of internalize

in·ter·nal·izedin·ter·nal·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a subjective character to; specifically :  to incorporate (as values or patterns of culture) within the self as conscious or subconscious guiding principles through learning or socialization

in·ter·nal·i·za·tion play \-ˌtər-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of internalize

  1. They have internalized their parents' values.



1884

First Known Use of internalize

1884


Medical Dictionary

internalize

transitive verb in·ter·nal·ize

Medical Definition of internalize

in·ter·nal·ized or chiefly British in·ter·nal·isedin·ter·nal·iz·ing or chiefly British in·ter·nal·is·ing

  1. :  to give a subjective character to; specifically :  to incorporate (as values or patterns of culture) within the self as conscious or subconscious guiding principles through learning or socialization

  2. in·ter·nal·iza·tion or chiefly British in·ter·nal·isa·tion \-ˌtərn-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\play noun



Variants of internalize

or chiefly British in·ter·nal·ise \in-ˈtərn-əl-ˌīz\play

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