cat-hect

cathect

[kuh-thekt, ka-]
verb (used with object) Psychoanalysis.
to invest emotion or feeling in (an idea, object, or another person).

Origin:
1930–35; back-formation from cathectic relating to cathexis

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cathect

verb
inject with libidinal energy 
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