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Definition of externalize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



externalize something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they externalize
he / she / it externalizes
past simple externalized
-ing form externalizing
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to show what you are thinking and feeling by what you say or do His worries about losing his job were externalized in angry outbursts at home. compare internalize
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: externalize