- 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.
Also especially British, ma·te·ri·al·ise.
Origin of materialize
Synonyms for materialize
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Any moment, now, sir; we're holding this drop till they rematerialize.Time Crime
H. Beam Piper
- (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
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Word Origin and History for rematerialize
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