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English verb: externalise

1. externalise (cognition) regard as objective


Synonymsexternalize, project


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


Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

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


SamplesLanguage externalizes our thoughts.


Synonymsexteriorise, exteriorize, externalize, objectify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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