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English verb: externalize

1. externalize (cognition) regard as objective

Synonymsexternalise, project

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

2. externalize (change) make external or objective, or give reality to

SamplesLanguage externalizes our thoughts.

Synonymsexteriorise, exteriorize, externalise, objectify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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