- to make actual or real; turn into action or fact.
Also especially British, ac·tu·al·ise.
Origin of actualize
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Examples from the Web for actualise
He did actualise knowing where some things could be hanging.Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein
There is something unwholesome in acknowledging any ideal which we do not strive so far as we can to actualise.The War and Unity
His potentialities began to actualise with his comprehension of El Greco and the Venetians.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
By it more nobly than by any other action man is enabled to actualise his superior nature.
It is a value, but not in the sense that man first appreciates it and subsequently looks for it and strives to actualise it.
- to make actual or real
- to represent realistically
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Word Origin and History for actualise
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