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

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Other Words from introject

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

Examples of introject in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And yet the curious thing here with this new series is that Mr. Irwin has introjected those very same shadows from the contours into the very centers of his expanding arrays. Lawrence Weschler, New York Times, "Robert Irwin’s Ambient Odyssey," 13 Feb. 2020

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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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19 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Introject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introject. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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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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