introject

verb
in·​tro·​ject | \ ˌin-trə-ˈjekt How to pronounce introject (audio) \
introjected; introjecting; introjects

Definition of introject

transitive verb

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

Other Words from introject

introjection \ ˌin-​trə-​ˈjek-​shən How to pronounce introjection (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of introject

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for introject

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

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The first known use of introject was in 1924

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introject

transitive verb
in·​tro·​ject | \ ˌin-trə-ˈjekt How to pronounce introject (audio) \

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)

Other Words from introject

introjection \ -​ˈjek-​shən How to pronounce introjection (audio) \ noun
introjective \ -​ˈjek-​tiv How to pronounce introjective (audio) \ adjective

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