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externalize

[ ik-stur-nl-ahyz ]
/ 瑟k藞st蓽r nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ex路ter路nal路ized, ex路ter路nal路iz路ing.
to make external; embody in an outward form.
to regard as consisting of externals.
to regard or treat as being caused by externals; attribute to external causes: to externalize one's difficulties.
to direct (the personality) outward in social relationships.
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Also especially British, ex路ter路nal路ise .

Origin of externalize

First recorded in 1850鈥55; external + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM externalize

non路ex路ter路nal路ized, adjectivesem路i路ex路ter路nal路ized, adjective
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How to use externalize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for externalize

externalize

exteriorize (瑟k藞st瑟蓹r瑟蓹藢ra瑟z), externalise or exteriorise

/ (瑟k藞st蓽藧n蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to make external; give outward shape to
psychol to attribute (one's own feelings) to one's surroundings

Derived forms of externalize

externalization, exteriorization, externalisation or exteriorisation, noun
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