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

  • Freud, Anna 1895-1982. Austrian-born British psychoanalyst noted for her application of psychoanalysis to child therapy.
  • Freud, Sigmund 1856-1939. Austrian physician and founder of psychoanalysis who theorized that the symptoms of hysterical patients represent forgotten and unresolved infantile psychosexual conflicts. His psychoanalytic theories, which initially met with hostility, profoundly influenced 20th-century thought.

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  • proper n. A surname of German origin.
  • proper n. Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. Sigmund Freud, the founder of the practise of psychoanalysis. Born 1856, died 1939.

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  • n. Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)

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Examples

  • Esther Freud is the daughter of painter Lucian Freud and Bernadine Coverley and is the great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud.

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  • Now in the first quotation above, I was referring to what I called Freud's High Level Theory.

    Freud High and Low

  • As spokesman of the Zürich group of psycho-analysts, Dr. Jung has lately protested against these arbitrary translations, which he calls Freud's "reductive method."

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • I see Freud is now regarded as a post-modernist (well in certain readings of him anyway).

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  • Freud is also renowned for his redefinition of sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life, as well as his therapeutic techniques, including the use of free association, his theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the interpretation of dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires.

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  • This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens.

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  • It's a confessional written in second person, and Freud is laughing in his grave.

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  • Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression, and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient, technically referred to as an “analysand”, and a psychoanalyst.

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  • Freud is also renowned for his redefinition of sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life, as well as for his therapeutic techniques, including the use of free association, his theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the interpretation of dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires.

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  • These novels are, to some extent, already in Freud's league; and by their sensitivity to gender they provide

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