Definition of exteriorize in English:


(British exteriorise)


  • Make exterior; give exterior form to.

    ‘what the Greeks did do was exteriorize their intellectual life, make it convivial and explicit’
    • ‘The self-reflexivity of the narrative serves to exteriorize Ambrose's self-conscious self-narration.’
    • ‘As I have argued elsewhere a theoretical account of the OBE must comprise more than a mere specification of factors that explain why the person feels as if the self is exteriorized during the experience.’
    • ‘Instead, her breakdown takes the exteriorized form of a visual disturbance.’
    • ‘In ‘‘Summertime,’ ‘Hayden writes in the third person, which allows him to be ‘a little more objective, exteriorize up to a point.’’
    • ‘We have seen a similar process occurring in Petrarch's visionary poem, where Laura exteriorizes en passant the process of fashioning a poetic self.’
    • ‘The wide access approach provides panoramic exposure of the epitympanic, retrolabyrinthine, and supralabyrinthine regions which are exteriorised with the remainder of the open cavity.’
    • ‘Public ceremonials exteriorize certain concepts, ideas and beliefs that have reference to spiritual, psychological, intellectual and political survival among their participants.’
    • ‘Ethnic subjects, rather than being the folk onto whom the desire for a unitary subjectivity might be exteriorized, might better be considered as the exteriorization of a deep crisis of subjectivity more generally.’
    • ‘But can the highest form of expressionism really be the exteriorizing, or soliloquizing, of inner, realistic psychological states?’
    • ‘Moreover, Expressionist drama attempts to exteriorize inner psychic states in the human being.’
    • ‘Olson does address the importance of an ‘interior listening process,’ as Gier puts it, but also seems to ‘valorize the projective, exteriorizing act.’’
    • ‘‘Cultures are taken to be only manifest and exteriorized phenomena that those who do not enter the new world cannot observe’.’
    • ‘She has exteriorised her affliction by simulating it in her self-portraits through blurred grainy patches, thus ridding the body of physiological disease and social malaise.’
    • ‘Without the act of exteriorizing the private sphere, identity negotiations at borders, within and without, do not actualize, intracommunal links are not forged, and the ideal of the universal man remains unappropriated.’
    • ‘The production of social memory within the corporate mass media has exteriorised memory through the construction of historical imagery.’
    • ‘Such are those moments of intense meditation when the mind exteriorizes its own universe:’
    • ‘I would have no expectations, but I would work on each aspect of it until scoring at least five incontrovertable successes - not just exteriorized psychodrama - before moving on.’
    • ‘In the modern era, women's identity moved from being fixed and essential - something ‘in your character’ - to being exteriorised and manipulable, formed by clothing and makeup.’
    • ‘He claims the device could measure the response of the soul ‘while exteriorized from a being.’’
    • ‘Disgust with ‘other’ sexuality is exteriorized in the public sphere and interiorized by women and gays.’