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

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

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

Origin of actualize

First recorded in 1800–10; actual + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for actualize

produce, accomplish, realize, engineer

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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

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

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