introject

[in-truh-jekt]

verb (used with or without object) Psychoanalysis.

to incorporate by introjection.

Nearby words

  1. introductory,
  2. introflection,
  3. introgression,
  4. introit,
  5. introitus,
  6. introjection,
  7. intromission,
  8. intromit,
  9. intromittent,
  10. intron

Origin of introject

First recorded in 1925; back formation from introjection

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British Dictionary definitions for introject

introject

verb psychol

(intr) (esp of a child) to incorporate ideas of others, or (in fantasy) of objects
to turn (feelings for another) towards oneself
Compare projectSee also internalize

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Word Origin and History for introject

introject

v.

1925, probably a back-formation from introjection. Related: Introjected; introjecting.

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