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Definition of "interiorize" []

  • 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). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interiorize" in a sentence
  • "The West tries to 'interiorize' its difference with other cultures - it tries to find a universality of 'the anthropos'."
  • "What happens when these young men and women begin to interiorize the way they are portrayed by society at large?"
  • "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."