verb (used with or without object) Psychoanalysis.

to incorporate by introjection.

Origin of introject

First recorded in 1925; back formation from introjection Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for 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

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

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