externalize

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verb ex·ter·nal·ize \ek-ˈstər-nə-ˌlīz\

Definition of externalize

externalized

;

externalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make external or externally manifest

  3. 2 :  to attribute to causes outside the self :  rationalize externalized his lack of ability to succeed

Examples of externalize in a sentence

  1. an actress with an expressive face that wonderfully externalizes a wide range of emotions

1852

First Known Use of externalize

1852


Medical Dictionary

externalize

transitive verb ex·ter·nal·ize
variants: or British

externalise

\ek-ˈstərn-əl-ˌīz\play

Medical Definition of externalize

externalized

or British

externalised

;

externalizing

or British

externalising

  1. 1a:  to transform from a mental image into an apparently real object (as in hallucinations) :  attribute (a mental image) to external causation externalizing an obsessionb:  to invent an explanation for (an inner problem whose actual basis is known only subconsciously) by attributing to causes outside the self :  rationalize, project externalized his failure

  2. 2:  to direct outward socially externalized her anger

externalization

or British

externalisation

\-ˌstərn-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


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