externalize

[ik-stur-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), externalized, externalizing.
1.
to make external; embody in an outward form.
2.
to regard as consisting of externals.
3.
to regard or treat as being caused by externals; attribute to external causes: to externalize one's difficulties.
4.
to direct (the personality) outward in social relationships.
Also, especially British, externalise.


Origin:
1850–55; external + -ize

nonexternalized, adjective
semiexternalized, adjective
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externalize, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise (ɪkˈstɜːnəˌlaɪz, ɪkˈstɪərɪəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make external; give outward shape to
2.  psychol to attribute (one's own feelings) to one's surroundings
 
exteriorize, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
vb
 
externalise, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
vb
 
exteriorise, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
vb
 
externali'zation, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
n
 
exteriori'zation, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
n
 
externali'sation, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
n
 
exteriori'sation, exteriorize, externalise or exteriorise
 
n

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Example sentences
Current business in the generic sense seeks to externalize costs.
He has the same generous impulse as a playwright: to externalize the metaphysics of being.
Emitters of greenhouse gases externalize the true costs of their contribution to climate change.
Externalize literal usage of dates wherever possible.
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