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tr.v. in·ter·nal·ized, in·ter·nal·iz·ing, in·ter·nal·iz·es
1. To make internal or cause to become internal.
2. 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.
3. To direct (one's bad feelings or conflicts) inwards, often as a manifestation of depression, anxiety, and social withdrawal.

in·ter′nal·i·zer n.
in·ter′nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.internalization - learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
learning, acquisition - the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"
introjection - (psychology) unconscious internalization of aspects of the world (especially aspects of persons) within the self in such a way that the internalized representation takes over the psychological functions of the external objects
introjection - (psychoanalysis) the internalization of the parent figures and their values; leads to the formation of the superego


[ɪnˌtɜːnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Ninteriorización f


[ɪnˌtɜːrnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] internalisation (British) n [belief, values] → intériorisation f


n. internalización, proceso inconsciente por el cual una persona adapta las creencias y valores de otra persona o de la sociedad en que vive.
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