actualize

[ ak-choo-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈæk tʃu əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), ac·tu·al·ized, ac·tu·al·iz·ing.

to make actual or real; turn into action or fact.

Nearby words

  1. actual sin,
  2. actualism,
  3. actuality,
  4. actualité,
  5. actualization,
  6. actually,
  7. actuals,
  8. actuarial,
  9. actuary,
  10. actuate

Also especially British, ac·tu·al·ise.

Origin of actualize

First recorded in 1800–10; actual + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for actualize

actualize

actualise

/ (ˈæktʃʊəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make actual or real
to represent realistically
Derived Formsactualization or actualisation, noun

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Word Origin and History for actualize

actualize

v.

1810, first attested in Coleridge, from actual + -ize. Related: Actualized; actualizing.

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