introject


in·tro·ject

transitive verb \ˌin-trə-ˈjekt\

Definition of INTROJECT

:  to incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously
in·tro·jec·tion \-ˈjek-shən\ noun

Origin of INTROJECT

back-formation from introjection, from International Scientific Vocabulary intro- + projection
First Known Use: 1924

in·tro·ject

transitive verb \ˌin-trə-ˈjekt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTROJECT

1
: to incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously
2
: to turn toward oneself (the love felt for another) or against oneself (the hostility felt toward another)
in·tro·jec·tion \-ˈjek-shən\ noun
in·tro·jec·tive \-ˈjek-tiv\ adjective

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