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internalize

[in-tur-nl-ahyz] /ɪnˈtɜr nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), internalized, internalizing.
1.
to incorporate (the cultural values, mores, motives, etc., of another or of a group), as through learning, socialization, or identification.
2.
to make subjective or give a subjective character to.
3.
Linguistics. to acquire (a linguistic rule, structure, etc.) as part of one's language competence.
Also, especially British, internalise.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; internal + -ize
Related forms
internalization, noun
quasi-internalized, adjective
semi-internalized, adjective
uninternalized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi internalized

internalize

/ɪnˈtɜːnəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (psychol, sociol) to make internal, esp to incorporate within oneself (values, attitudes, etc) through learning or socialization Also interiorize Compare introject
Derived Forms
internalization, internalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for quasi internalized

internalize

v.

1856, American English, from internal + -ize. Related: Internalized; internalizing.

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quasi internalized in Medicine

internalize in·ter·nal·ize (ĭn-tûr'nə-līz')
v. in·ter·nal·ized, in·ter·nal·iz·ing, in·ter·nal·iz·es

  1. To make internal, personal, or subjective.

  2. To take in and adopt as an integral part of one's attitudes or beliefs.


in·ter'nal·i·za'tion (-nə-lĭ-zā'shən) n.
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