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internalize

verb in·ter·nal·ize \in-ˈtər-nə-ˌlīz\

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

in·ter·nal·izedin·ter·nal·iz·ing

Full Definition of INTERNALIZE

transitive verb
:  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 \-ˌtər-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
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Examples of INTERNALIZE

  1. They have internalized their parents' values.

First Known Use of INTERNALIZE

1884
Medical Dictionary

internalize

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

Medical Definition of INTERNALIZE

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

Variants of INTERNALIZE

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

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