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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause (feelings, for example) to become an interior or internal part of one's mental or spiritual being; internalize: "In a number of earlier movies, [he] interiorized emotion so much that he became inexpressive” ( Pauline Kael).

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  • v. To internalize; to bring inside oneself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to incorporate within oneself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal

Etymologies

interior +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The West tries to 'interiorize' its difference with other cultures - it tries to find a universality of 'the anthropos'.

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  • What happens when these young men and women begin to interiorize the way they are portrayed by society at large?

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  • Yet at the same time the child's very nature also presented a threat to his own existence and survival, as was made evident in many sources that sought to interiorize the blame for the crusaders 'failure.

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  • At the other end of this conversation is the principled position that there objective indicators of goodness in writing, that we know what they are, and that we need to help students interiorize and aspire to those standards.

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  • This is the first condition: We ourselves must interiorize the structure, the words of the liturgy, the Word of God.

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  • Benedict wants to re-interiorize Catholicism by redirecting the Church's sources from the polluted waters of progressivism and materialism, drawing her sap anew from the healthiest old roots.

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  • I didn't know how to deal with all that, I didn't know how to interpret it, how to interiorize it, how I felt when we heard that Meredith had been killed.

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  • We also might never interiorize their suffering, and then we would never become "contemplatives in action."

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  • One who teaches us silence: to reflect and interiorize helping to know ourselves and others better. helping to know ourselves and others better

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  • Reasoning and speculating on the work of others can be worth, but it’s only when you interiorize the work of others that you can make it yours, in anoter shape and in another greatness.

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