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tr.v. ex·ter·nal·ized, ex·ter·nal·iz·ing, ex·ter·nal·iz·es
a. To make external.
b. To manifest externally: "Marriage is a nice way to externalize the private commitments made between you" (Patti Davis).
2. To attribute to outside causes.
3. To project or attribute (inner conflicts or feelings) to external circumstances or causes.

ex·ter′nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.externalization - attributing to outside causes
ascription, attribution - assigning to a cause or source; "the attribution of lighting to an expression of God's wrath"; "he questioned the attribution of the painting to Picasso"
2.externalization - embodying in an outward form
objectification - the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
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