Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle internalizing
, past tense , past participle internalized
regional note: in BRIT, also use internalise
If you internalize
something such as a belief
or a set of values, you make it become part of your attitude or way of thinking
Over time she internalized her parents' attitudes.
...a social order which depends on internalized feelings of what is right and wrong.
) uncountable noun
...my internalisation of hatred, disgust and fear.
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