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externalize

[ik-stur-nl-ahyz] /ɪkˈstɜr nlˌaɪz/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; external + -ize
Related forms
nonexternalized, adjective
semiexternalized, adjective
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Examples from the web for externalize
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for externalize

externalize

/ɪkˈstɜːnəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make external; give outward shape to
2.
(psychol) to attribute (one's own feelings) to one's surroundings
Derived Forms
externalization, exteriorization, externalisation, exteriorisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for externalize
v.

1852, from external + -ize. Related: Externalized; externalizing.

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