externalize

externalize
externalize (also externalise) VERB 1) give external existence or concrete form to. 2) express (a thought or feeling) in words or actions.
DERIVATIVES externalization noun.

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  • externalize — ex‧ter‧nal‧ize [ɪkˈstɜːnəl aɪz ǁ ɜːr ] also externalise verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES COMMERCE if a company externalizes supplies or services, it buys them from other companies rather than making them or performing them itself; = OUTSOURCE …   Financial and business terms

  • Externalize — Ex*ter nal*ize, v. t. To make external; to manifest by outward form. [1913 Webster] Thought externalizes itself in language. Soyce. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • externalize — index perceive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • externalize — 1852, from EXTERNAL (Cf. external) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Externalized; externalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • externalize — materialize, actualize, *realize, embody, incarnate, objectify, hypostatize, reify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • externalize — [ek stʉr′nəl īz΄, ikstʉr′nəl īz΄] vt. externalized, externalizing 1. to make external; embody 2. EXTERIORIZE externalization n …   English World dictionary

  • externalize — [[t]ɪkstɜ͟ː(r)nəlaɪz[/t]] externalizes, externalizing, externalized VERB If you externalize your ideas or feelings, you express them openly, in words or actions. [FORMAL] [V n] For the Prime Minister, externalising the problem would divert… …   English dictionary

  • externalize — UK [ɪkˈstɜː(r)nəlaɪz] / US [ɪkˈstɜrn(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms externalize : present tense I/you/we/they externalize he/she/it externalizes present participle externalizing past tense externalized past participle externalized formal… …   English dictionary

  • externalize — /ik sterr nl uyz /, v.t., externalized, externalizing. 1. to make external; embody in an outward form. 2. to regard as consisting of externals. 3. to regard or treat as being caused by externals; attribute to external causes: to externalize one s …   Universalium

  • externalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1852 1. to make external or externally manifest 2. to attribute to causes outside the self ; rationalize < externalized his lack of ability to succeed > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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