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Definition of externalize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

externalize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstɜːnəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstɜːrnəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they externalize
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstɜːnəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstɜːrnəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it externalizes
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstɜːnəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstɜːrnəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple externalized
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstɜːnəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstɜːrnəlaɪzd//
 
past participle externalized
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstɜːnəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstɜːrnəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form externalizing
BrE BrE//ɪkˈstɜːnəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstɜːrnəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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externalize something (formal) 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
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: externalize