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introspect

[in-truh-spekt] /ˌɪn trəˈspɛkt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to practice introspection; consider one's own internal state or feelings.
verb (used with object)
2.
to look into or examine (one's own mind, feelings, etc.).
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; back formation from introspection
Related forms
introspectable, introspectible, adjective
introspection, noun
introspective, adjective
introspector, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for introspect

introspect

/ˌɪntrəˈspɛkt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to examine and analyse one's own thoughts and feelings
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Word Origin and History for introspect
v.

1680s, from Latin introspectus, past participle of introspicere "look at, look into" (see introspection). Related: Introspected; introspecting.

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