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"internalize" in British English

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internalizeverb [T]

formal (UK usually internalise) uk   /ɪnˈtɜː.nəl.aɪz/  us   /-ˈtɝː-/
to ​accept or ​absorb an ​idea, ​opinion, ​belief, etc. so that it ​becomespart of ​yourcharacter: He had not ​expected the ​people so ​readily to internalize the ​values of ​democracy. If you internalize ​youremotions or ​feelings, you do not ​allow them to show ​although you ​think about them: Many women ​tend to internalize ​theiranxiety and ​distress.
internalization
noun [U] (UK usually internalisation) uk   /ɪnˌtɜː.nəl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɪnˌtɝː.nəl.əˈ-/
(Definition of internalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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internalizeverb [T]

 /ɪnˈtɜr·nəlˌɑɪz/
to ​accept an ​idea, ​attitude, ​belief, etc., so that it ​becomespart of ​yourcharacter: He had not ​expected the ​people so ​readily to internalize the ​values of ​democracy. If you internalize ​youremotions or ​feelings, you do not ​express them ​openly: He usually internalized his ​anger, ​rather than ​expressing it to anyone.
(Definition of internalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"internalize" in Business English

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internalizeverb [T]

(UK also internalise) uk   us   /ɪnˈtɜːnəlaɪz/
ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION to ​include a ​cost during the ​process of ​manufacturing or ​producing something: The ​cost of ​pollution and other ​effects on the ​environmentneeds to be internalized and reflected in the ​price of ​goods or ​services, as well as ​normalproductioncosts.
(Definition of internalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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