introspect

[ in-truh-spekt ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈspɛkt /

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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Example sentences from the Web for introspect

  • Self-accusation was a phase of introspect in which she never indulged.

  • 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
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for introspect

introspect
/ (ˌɪntrəˈspɛkt) /

verb

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