[ kuh-thekt, ka- ]
/ kəˈθɛkt, kæ- /
verb (used with object) Psychoanalysis.
to invest emotion or feeling in (an idea, object, or another person).
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of cathect
First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from cathectic “relating to cathexis”; see origin at cathexis
Words nearby cathect
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