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[in-tur-nl-ahyz] /ɪnˈtɜr nlˌaɪz/

verb (used with object), internalized, internalizing.
to incorporate (the cultural values, mores, motives, etc., of another or of a group), as through learning, socialization, or identification.
to make subjective or give a subjective character to.
Linguistics. to acquire (a linguistic rule, structure, etc.) as part of one’s language competence.
(transitive) (psychol, sociol) to make internal, esp to incorporate within oneself (values, attitudes, etc) through learning or socialization Also interiorize Compare introject

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

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

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


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