Definition of Externalise

1. Verb. Regard as objective.

Exact synonyms: Externalize, 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 Externalise

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of externalize) ¹

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Definition of Externalise

1. [v -ISED, -ISING, -ISES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Externalise

external spiral sulcus
external squint
external stimuli
external stimulus
external storage
external strabismus
external surface
external surface of frontal bone
external surface of parietal bone
external traction
external wall of cochlear duct
external world
externalise (current term)

Literary usage of Externalise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Meta-Christianity: Spiritism Established. Religion Re-etablished. Science by H. Croft Hiller (1903)
"Or, can he externalise them by what we call expression, as through speech or writing ? With the medium the case is different. Though he cannot externalise ..."

2. An Introduction to a biology and other papers by Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire (1917)
"The secret of is that she doesn't externalise. She cannot use a watch. ... If one must externalise oneself, one should do it spiritually through art or ..."

3. Ethica: Or, The Ethics of Reason by Simon Somerville Laurie (1891)
"There is, at the crisis of affirmation, an impulse to externalise the truth of ... Feeling or desire seeks to externalise itself immediately and blindly. ..."

4. The Spectrum of Truth by Alfred Bowyer Sharpe, Francis Aveling (1908)
"... and so externalise in the world of sense. The Creationist mystery—as to how God creates out of nothing—is paralleled and exceeded by that of pantheistic ..."

5. Changing the Fourth Estate: Essays on South African Journalism by Adrian Hadland (2005)
"Besides your immediate context of employment, you also need to externalise by asking what your peers in the profession would say in regard to your decision. ..."

6. Trends and Policy Challenges in the Rural Economy: Four Provincial Case Studies by Michael Aliber, Andries du Toit (2006)
"Relationships with labour contractors allowed farm management not only to externalise many of the direct and indirect costs of labour, but also allowed for ..."

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