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introspect

[ in-truh-spekt ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈspɛkt /
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verb (used without object)
to practice introspection; consider one's own internal state or feelings.
verb (used with object)
to look into or examine (one's own mind, feelings, etc.).
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Origin of introspect

First recorded in 1675–85; back formation from introspection

OTHER WORDS FROM introspect

in·tro·spect·a·ble, in·tro·spect·i·ble, adjectivein·tro·spec·tion, nounin·tro·spec·tive, adjectivein·tro·spec·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for introspect

introspect
/ (ˌɪntrəˈspɛkt) /

verb
(intr) to examine and analyse one's own thoughts and feelings
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