• (GA) IPA: /ɪnˈtɝnəlaɪz/

internalize (internalizes, present participle internalizing; past and past participle internalized)

  1. (transitive) To make something internal; to incorporate it in oneself.
    1. To process new information in one's mind.
    2. To refrain#Verb|refrain from expressing (a negative emotion), to one's psychological detriment; to bottle up.
      • {w as Isaac (1979) '', episode United Artists}, written by Woody Allen & {{w, {w
        "Well, I can't get angry, okay? I mean, I have a tendency to internalize. I can't express anger. That's one of the problems I have—I grow a tumor instead."
  2. (transitive, programming) To store (a string or other structure) in a shared pool, such that subsequent items with the same value can share the same instance.
    Synonyms: intern
  3. (finance) To transfer stocks between brokers within an organization, rather than through the exchange.

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