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"externalize" in British English

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externalizeverb [T]

specialized (UK usually externalise) uk   /ɪkˈstɜː.nə.laɪz/  us   /-ˈstɝː-/
noun [C or U] (UK usually externalisation) uk   /ɪkˌstɜː.nə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌstɝː.nə.ləˈ-/
the externalization of ​negativefeelings
(Definition of externalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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externalizeverb [I/T]

fmlto ​expressdifficultthoughts or ​feelingsopenly
(Definition of externalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"externalize" in Business English

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externalizeverb [I or T]

( UK also externalise) uk   us   /ɪkˈstɜːnəlaɪz/
PRODUCTION, WORKPLACE →  outsource : In ​order to ​cutcosts, they decided to externalize ​certaincategories of ​jobs.
(Definition of externalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “externalize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 表露,表达(尤指不愉快的情绪)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表露,表達(尤指不愉快的情緒)…
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