Internalize vs Inward - What's the difference?

internalize | inward |


As a verb internalize

is to make something internal; to incorporate it in oneself.

As an adjective inward is

situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.

As an adverb inward is

towards the inside.

As a noun inward is

(obsolete|chiefly|in the plural) that which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.

internalize

English

Alternative forms

* internalise (UK)

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To make something internal; to incorporate it in oneself.
  • (computing) To store (a string or other structure) in a shared pool, such that subsequent items with the same value can share the same instance. Often abbreviated to intern .
  • inward

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.
  • (obsolete) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.
  • *, II.3:
  • *:There is nothing can be added unto the daintinesse of Fulvius'' wives death, who was so inward with ''Augustus .
  • * Bible, Job xix. 19
  • All my inward friends abhorred me.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life.

    Derived terms

    * inwards * inwardly * inwardness

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Towards the inside.
  • So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward . — Milton.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)
  • * Milton
  • Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) The mental faculties.
  • (obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I was an inward of his.
    (Webster 1913)

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