in·​te·​ri·​or·​ize in-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌrīz How to pronounce interiorize (audio)
interiorized; interiorizing

transitive verb

: to make interior
especially : to make a part of one's own inner being or mental structure
interiorization noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But for me, contemporary art has to be about the way the artists themselves interiorize the outside. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2021 The performance was too good and certainly too subtle and interiorized for the academy. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interiorize was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Interiorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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