[ in-truh-jekt ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈdʒɛkt /
verb (used with or without object) Psychoanalysis.
to incorporate by introjection.
Origin of introject
First recorded in 1925; back formation from introjection
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British Dictionary definitions for introject
/ (ˌɪntrəˈdʒɛkt) /
(intr) (esp of a child) to incorporate ideas of others, or (in fantasy) of objects
to turn (feelings for another) towards oneself
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Word Origin and History for introject
1925, probably a back-formation from introjection. Related: Introjected; introjecting.
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