[ in-tur-nl-ahyz ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr nlˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), in·ter·nal·ized, in·ter·nal·iz·ing.
to incorporate (the cultural values, mores, motives, etc., of another or of a group), as through learning, socialization, or identification.
to make subjective or give a subjective character to.
Linguistics. to acquire (a linguistic rule, structure, etc.) as part of one's language competence.
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Also especially British, in·ter·nal·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM internalizein·ter·nal·i·za·tion, nounqua·si-in·ter·nal·ized, adjectivesem·i-in·ter·nal·ized, adjectiveun·in·ter·nal·ized, adjective
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Was our internalization of the experience as arrogant as his?
British Dictionary definitions for internalize
/ (ɪnˈtɜːnəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) psychol sociol to make internal, esp to incorporate within oneself (values, attitudes, etc) through learning or socializationAlso: interiorize Compare introject
Derived forms of internalizeinternalization or internalisation, noun
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Medical definitions for internalize
[ ĭn-tûr′nə-līz′ ]
To make internal, personal, or subjective.
To take in and adopt as an integral part of one's attitudes or beliefs.
Other words from internalizein•ter′nal•i•za′tion (-nə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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