[ kon-kruh-tahyz, kong-; kon-kree-tahyz, kong-, kuh n-, kuh ng- ]
/ ˈkɒn krəˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-; kɒnˈkri taɪz, kɒŋ-, kən-, kəŋ- /

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.
Also especially British, con·cre·tise.

Origin of concretize

First recorded in 1880–85; concrete + -ize
Related formscon·cret·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concretize



/ (ˈkɒnkrɪˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-) /


(tr) to render concrete; make real or specific; give tangible form to
Derived Formsconcretization or concretisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for concretize



1884, from concrete + -ize. Concrete itself sometimes was used as a verb in various senses from 1630s.

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