introspect (v.) 1680s, from L. introspectus, pp. of introspicere “look at, look into” (see INTROSPECTION (Cf. introspection)). Related: Introspected; introspecting.

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  • Introspect — In tro*spect , v. t. [L. introspectus, p. p. introspicere to look into; intro within + specere to look. See {Spy}.] To look into or within; to view the inside of. Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • introspect — index muse, ponder Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • introspect — [in΄trə spekt′] vt., vi. [L introspectare, freq. < introspectus, pp. of introspicere, to look within < intro , INTRO + specere, to see: see SPY] Rare to look into (one s own mind, feeling, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • introspect — [ˌɪntrə(ʊ) spɛkt] verb examine one s own thoughts or feelings. Origin C17: from L. introspect , introspicere look into , or from introspectare keep looking into …   English new terms dictionary

  • introspect — verb see introspection …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • introspect — introspectable, introspectible, adj. introspective, adj. introspectively, adv. introspectiveness, n. introspector, n. /in treuh spekt /, v.i. 1. to practice introspection; consider one s own internal state or feelings. v.t. 2. to look into o …   Universalium

  • introspect — verb To engage in introspection …   Wiktionary

  • introspect — in·tro·spect .in trə spekt vt to examine (one s own mind or its contents) reflectively vi to engage in an examination of one s thought process and sensory experience in·tro·spec·tive spek tiv adj in·tro·spec·tive·ly adv …   Medical dictionary

  • introspect — Synonyms and related words: be abstracted, brood, chew the cud, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, digest, meditate, muse, perpend, play around with, play with, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, study, toy with, weigh …   Moby Thesaurus

  • introspect — in·tro·spect || ‚ɪntrəʊ spekt v. look into oneself, examine one s own thoughts and feelings …   English contemporary dictionary