introject

verb in·tro·ject \ ˌin-trə-ˈjekt \

Definition of introject

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

introjection

play \ˌin-trə-ˈjek-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of introject

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


Medical Dictionary

introject

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

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)

introjection

play \-ˈjek-shən\ noun

introjective

play \-ˈjek-tiv\ adjective

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