VCR 6

Helena Ge

According to Sigmund Freud, _____________ (n.) is a defense mechanism that involves channeling unacceptable impulses into more socially acceptable behavior.
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sublimate

tr. and intr. verb

To turn aside an instinctual, perhaps primitive, impulse in favor of a more socially or culturally acceptable activity.

Related words

sublimate (n.)

sublimate (adj.)

sublimation (n.)


Synonyms

divert

redirect

channel

convert


Antonyms

maintain

anything that does not involve transforming from something unfavorable to something acceptable.

Answers

Exercise 6A

2. C

Exercise 6B

1. D

Practice

Which sentence misuses the bolded word?

a) Frank Costanza was advised to sublimate his anger by repeating the phrase, "serenity now."

b) Many great pieces of artwork are created through sublimation.

c) After his boss humiliated him in front of his coworkers, he sublimated his aggressive impulses by breaking his boss's nose.

d) Van Gogh is said to have sublimated his grief by painting.