from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make external.
- transitive v. To manifest externally: "Marriage is a nice way to externalize the private commitments made between you” ( Patti Davis).
- transitive v. To attribute to outside causes.
- transitive v. To project or attribute (inner conflicts or feelings) to external circumstances or causes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make something external or objective
- v. To represent something abstract or intangible as material; to embody
- v. To attribute emotions etc to external circumstances; to project
- v. To direct to others, as costs or benefits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make external; to manifest by outward form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To embody in an outward form; give shape and form to.
- To confer the quality of externality or external reality upon; invest with actual objectivity: a word used in modern psychology to indicate a mental operation whereby, for instance, one's name arising in the mind as a subjective concept is heard as a word spoken from without, and therefore as a sense-percept.
- Also spelled externalise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make external or objective, or give reality to
- v. regard as objective
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