introspect

transitive verb
in·​tro·​spect | \ ˌin-trə-ˈspekt How to pronounce introspect (audio) \

Medical Definition of introspect

: to examine (one's own mind or its contents) reflectively

intransitive verb

: to engage in an examination of one's thought process and sensory experience

Other Words from introspect

introspective \ -​ˈspek-​tiv How to pronounce introspective (audio) \ adjective
introspectively adverb

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