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cathect

(kə-thĕkt′, kă-)
tr.v. ca·thected, ca·thecting, ca·thects
To invest emotional energy in (a person, object, or idea).

ca·thec′tic adj.
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Grosz explains also the relationship between the individual and elements which become libidinally cathected parts of body image.
Too much toxicity stands in the way of what might otherwise be a surprising or felicitous contact, indeed, a form of highly cathected entanglement, even the kind of unwilled up-againstness that belongs to a wretched bond.
Indeed, it seems that the amnesiac quality of automobility has rusted out the power of memory cathected on the land:
Under this idea, positively referenced by Freud (see 168), consciousness becomes static and locked onto a specific object, imbuing it with cathected energy until it can be released (Lipps 72-73).
A powerful, subjective effect, visual fascination is cathected by energy borrowed from the other senses.
Versions of this theme--which folds into related themes of knowledge and belonging--are scattered throughout the text, each cathected via the figure of the uncanny.
His classifications reveal a critic willing to speak his mind and radically reorder the canonical terrain, thus Padraic Colum is dismissed as a peasant-poet, and Francis Ledwidge's work is "essentially an ornamental poetry that is never cathected by any larger forces, whether of nature, politics, or human emotion" (55).
Once Panh was able to identify these traumatic events, they were cathected onto the object of cinema.
In competitive situations, the opposite would be true (i.e., others' effective actions are negatively cathected and others' ineffective actions are positively cathected) and in individualistic situations the feelings generated by success or failure to achieve one's goals tend not to transfer to other individuals.
In a recent issue of CrossCurrents, Robert Jones and Melissa Stewart worry that certain unintended consequences of "Dixieland Postliberalism," of which I am identified as one of the arch-exponents, are being unwittingly cathected in unsuspecting divinity students.
This is so, chiefly, because the nettle that Astarabadi made bold to grasp was one in which the various and multifarious nerves of a distinctively Shii piety were cathected, as it were.
(18) Thus, his bare black skin becomes not only publicly exposed by the camera but animatedly cathected by its producing, figuratively and literally, what Achille Mbembe calls a state of erection.