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Verb: externalize  ek'stur-nu,lIz or ik'stur-nu,lIz
  1. (psychology) transfer an emotion (or state, trait, etc.) to an external person or thing
    - project, externalise [Brit]
     
  2. Make external or objective, or give reality to
    "language externalizes our thoughts";
    - exteriorize, exteriorise [Brit], externalise [Brit], objectify

Derived forms: externalized, externalizes, externalizing

Type of: alter, ascribe, assign, attribute, change, impute, modify

Encyclopedia: Externalize