[ hahy-pos-tuh-tahyz, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒs təˌtaɪz, hɪ- /
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verb (used with object), hy·pos·ta·tized, hy·pos·ta·tiz·ing.
to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality.
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Also especially British, hy·pos·ta·tise .
Origin of hypostatize
OTHER WORDS FROM hypostatizehy·pos·ta·ti·za·tion, noun
Words nearby hypostatize
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Example sentences from the Web for hypostatize
We are aware that "the tendency of modern thought" is to hypostatize force and intelligence, and conceive them as entities.The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
If we apply it also to qualities of things, we hypostatize the abstract quality.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
British Dictionary definitions for hypostatize
/ (haɪˈpɒstəˌtaɪz) /
to regard or treat as real
to embody or personify
Derived forms of hypostatizehypostatization or hypostatisation, noun
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