internalizes, internalizing, internalized
If you internalize something such as a belief or a set of values, you make it become part of your attitude or way of thinking. [FORMAL]

[V n] Over time she internalized her parents' attitudes.

[V-ed] ...a social order which depends on internalized feelings of what is right and wrong.

Derived words:
internalization [[t]ɪntɜ͟ː(r)nəlaɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT usu with poss internalisation of hatred, disgust and fear.

(in BRIT, also use internalise)

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