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introject

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verb in·tro·ject \ˌin-trə-ˈjekt\

Definition of introject

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously

in·tro·jec·tion play \-ˈjek-shən\ noun


Origin of introject

back-formation from introjection, from International Scientific Vocabulary intro- + projection


First Known Use: 1924


Medical Dictionary

introject

play
transitive verb in·tro·ject \ˌin-trə-ˈjekt\

Medical Definition of introject

  1. 1:  to incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously

  2. 2:  to turn toward oneself (the love felt for another) or against oneself (the hostility felt toward another)

  3. in·tro·jec·tion \-ˈjek-shən\play noun
    in·tro·jec·tive \-ˈjek-tiv\play adjective




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