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internalize

verb [T] /ɪnˈtɜr·nəlˌɑɪz/
to accept an idea, attitude, belief, etc., so that it becomes part of your character: He had not expected the people so readily to internalize the values of democracy. If you internalize your emotions or feelings, you do not express them openly: He usually internalized his anger, rather than expressing it to anyone.
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