[ kon-kruh-tahyz, kong-; kon-kree-tahyz, kong-, kuhn-, kuhng- ]
/ ˈkɒn krəˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-; kɒnˈkri taɪz, kɒŋ-, kən-, kəŋ- /
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verb (used with object), con·cre·tized, con·cre·tiz·ing.
to make concrete, real, or particular; give tangible or definite form to: to concretize abstractions.
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Also especially British, con·cre·tise .
OTHER WORDS FROM concretizecon·cret·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for concretize
/ (ˈkɒnkrɪˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-) /
(tr) to render concrete; make real or specific; give tangible form to
Derived forms of concretizeconcretization or concretisation, noun
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