transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
to make (a concept, value, etc.) part of one's inner nature
transitive verbin·te·ri·or·ized, in·te·ri·or·iz·ing, in·te·ri·or·iz·es
To cause (feelings, for example) to become an interior or internal part of one's mental or spiritual being; internalize: “In … earlier movies, [he] interiorized emotion so much that he became inexpressive” ( Pauline Kael )
(third-person singular simple present interiorizes, present participle interiorizing, simple past and past participle interiorized)
- To internalize; to bring inside oneself.
interior + -ize