- to practice introspection; consider one's own internal state or feelings.
- to look into or examine (one's own mind, feelings, etc.).
Origin of introspect
Examples from the Web for introspect
Historical Examples of introspect
Self-accusation was a phase of introspect in which she never indulged.The Triumph of Hilary Blachland
When we try to introspect the sensation of blue, all we can see is the blue; the other element is as if it were diaphanous.Essays in Radical Empiricism
True, the lecture and the book may tell us what to look for when we introspect, and how to understand what we find.The Mind and Its Education
George Herbert Betts
- (intr) to examine and analyse one's own thoughts and feelings
1680s, from Latin introspectus, past participle of introspicere "look at, look into" (see introspection). Related: Introspected; introspecting.