- to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality.
Also especially British, hy·pos·ta·tise.
Origin of hypostatize
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When we attempt to conceive it as a reality, we “hypostatise the zero.”The Philosophy of the Conditioned
H. L. Mansel
- to regard or treat as real
- to embody or personify
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