Meaning of internalize


Pronunciation: (in-tûr'nl-īz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to incorporate (the cultural values, mores, motives, etc., of another or of a group), as through learning, socialization, or identification.
  2. to make subjective or give a subjective character to.
  3. to acquire (a linguistic rule, structure, etc.) as part of one's language competence.
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