American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make internal, personal, or subjective: "Protean man internalizes the longing for immortality through an ongoing process of death and rebirth within himself” ( Henry S. Resnik).
- v. To take in and make an integral part of one's attitudes or beliefs: had internalized the cultural values of the Poles after a year of living in Warsaw.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make internal; invest with subjectivity or with inwardness; bring into the perception of the world of thought.
- v. transitive To make something internal; to incorporate it in oneself.
- v. transitive, computing To store (a string or other structure) in a shared pool, such that subsequent items with the same value can share the same instance. Often abbreviated to intern.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Psychology) to incorporate within oneself.
- v. incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal
“The first advocated a tax on imported oil as a way to "internalize" its security costs.”
“Thus, society must impose taxes, regulations, and penalties so that firms "internalize" these externalities -- a belief influencing many government policy decisions.”
“(We need to "internalize" all countrywide externalities, natural and man-made, both short-term and long-term, as well as the global externalities that are related to the protection of global environment.)”
“These divisions often use their own capital to "internalize," or trade against, customer order flow.”
“One way to "internalize" some of the external costs of pollution is for the government to tax pollution.”
“The loans also serve China's drive to "internalize" its annexation of Taiwan -- present the Taiwan issue as an "internal" issue of China, whereas the democracy and independence side here wants to "internationalize" the issue.”
“So Beijing also needs to make drug makers "internalize" quality-management best practices.”
“You have to read this article by Hazim Saghiyyah: more than any other Arab writer, he internalizes the racism of the most vulgar of classical Orientalist cliches--he was the one who early in the Bush administration called on Arabs--from the podium of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy no less--to "internalize" the democratic advocacy of Mr. Bush.”
“Rich kids at Harvard don't plagiarize: they "internalize" other people's works.”
“He concludes by citing approvingly an article by neo-conservative, Hazim Saghiyyah who invited Arabs to "internalize" the Bush Doctrine--search the site for the citation, which had more than a tinge of prejudice against Syrians.”
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