Origin of introspectClassical Latin introspectare, frequentative from introspectus, past participle of introspicere, to look within from intro-, intro- + specere, to see: see spy
intransitive verbin·tro·spect·ed, in·tro·spect·ing, in·tro·spects
Origin of introspectLatin intrōspicere intrōspect- to look into intrō- within ; see en in Indo-European roots. specere to look at ; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present introspects, present participle introspecting, simple past and past participle introspected)
- (intransitive) To engage in introspection.