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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

Examples of INTERNALIZE

  1. They have internalized their parents' values.

First Known Use of INTERNALIZE

1884

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