Definition of Externalize

1. Verb. Regard as objective.

Exact synonyms: Externalise, Project
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute



2. Verb. Make external or objective, or give reality to. "Language externalizes our thoughts"

Definition of Externalize

1. v. t. To make external; to manifest by outward form.

Definition of Externalize

1. Verb. To make something external or objective ¹

2. Verb. To represent something abstract or intangible as material; to embody ¹

3. Verb. (psychology) To attribute emotions etc to external circumstances; to project ¹

4. Verb. (economics) To direct to others, as costs or benefits. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Externalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Externalize

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externalism
externalisms
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externalistically
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externality
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externalize (current term)
externalized
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externally
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externship

Literary usage of Externalize

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Are we to admit that a generic or schematic image could externalize itself? To admit this would not settle the question; it is, rather, probable that every ..."

2. Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning by Thomas Troward (1922)
"... Divine creative faculty in himself, the man's mental states or modes of thought are bound to externalize themselves in his body and his circumstances. ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"... in part at least, from an obsession to give way to and externalize the emotions. Here is an example of flight of ideas I recently took down. ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"... in part at least, from an obsession to give way to and externalize the emotions. Here is an example of flight of ideas I recently took down. ..."

5. An Introduction to Psychology by Mary Whiton Calkins, ( (1914)
"In the daytime the tendency to externalize vivid images is corrected by the incongruity of the image with the perceptual experience: the imagined apple tree ..."

6. The Christian Science Journal by Mary Baker Eddy (1910)
"The presence of good compels the absence of evil; and the appearance of spiritual understanding must by its own God-ordained law externalize itself in the ..."

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