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materialize

[ muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ m蓹藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used without object), ma路te路ri路al路ized, ma路te路ri路al路iz路ing.
to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out:Our plans never materialized.
to assume material or bodily form; become corporeal: The ghost materialized before Hamlet.
verb (used with object), ma路te路ri路al路ized, ma路te路ri路al路iz路ing.
to give material form to; realize: to materialize an ambition.
to invest with material attributes: to materialize abstract ideas with metaphors.
to make physically perceptible; cause (a spirit or the like) to appear in bodily form.
to render materialistic.
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Also especially British, ma路te路ri路al路ise .

Origin of materialize

First recorded in 1700鈥10; material + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM materialize

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British Dictionary definitions for materialize

materialize

materialise

/ (m蓹藞t瑟蓹r瑟蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(intr) to become fact; actually happenour hopes never materialized
to invest or become invested with a physical shape or form
to cause (a spirit, as of a dead person) to appear in material form or (of a spirit) to appear in such form
(intr) to take shape; become tangibleafter hours of discussion, the project finally began to materialize
physics to form (material particles) from energy, as in pair production

Derived forms of materialize

materialization or materialisation, nounmaterializer or materialiser, noun
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