[ hahy-pos-tuh-tahyz, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒs təˌtaɪz, hɪ- /
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.
Also especially British, hy·pos·ta·tise.
Related formshy·pos·ta·ti·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for hypostatize
If we apply it also to qualities of things, we hypostatize the abstract quality.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
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
British Dictionary definitions for hypostatize
/ (haɪˈpɒstəˌtaɪz) /
to regard or treat as real
to embody or personify
Derived Formshypostatization or hypostatisation, noun
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