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English definition of “externalize”

externalize

verb [T] specialized (UK usually externalise)     /ɪkˈstɜː.nə.laɪz/ US  /-ˈstɝː-/
to express feelings , especially bad feelings , such as anger : You have to learn to externalize your anger .Showing and demonstrating externalization (UK usually externalisation)     /ɪkˌstɜː.nə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌstɝː.nə.ləˈ-/ noun [C or U] the externalization of negative feelings Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
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