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internalize

[ in-tur-nl-ahyz ]
/ 瑟n藞t蓽r nl藢a瑟z /
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Definition of internalize

verb (used with object), in路ter路nal路ized, in路ter路nal路iz路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路ter路nal路ise .

Origin of internalize

First recorded in 1940鈥45; internal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM internalize

in路ter路nal路i路za路tion [in-tur-nl-ahy-zey-shuhn] /瑟n藢t蓽r nl a瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/ especially British, in路ter路nal路i路sa路tion, nounqua路si-in路ter路nal路ized; especially British, qua路si-in路ter路nal路ised, adjectivesem路i-in路ter路nal路ized; especially British, sem路i-in路ter路nal路ised, adjectiveun路in路ter路nal路ized; especially British, un路in路ter路nal路ised, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for internalize

internalize

internalise

/ (瑟n藞t蓽藧n蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) psychol sociol to make internal, esp to incorporate within oneself (values, attitudes, etc) through learning or socializationAlso: interiorize Compare introject

Derived forms of internalize

internalization or internalisation, noun
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