hypostatize


hy·pos·ta·tize

verb \hī-ˈpäs-tə-ˌtīz\
hy·pos·ta·tizedhy·pos·ta·tiz·ing

Definition of HYPOSTATIZE

transitive verb
:  to attribute real identity to (a concept)
hy·pos·ta·ti·za·tion \-ˌpäs-tə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Origin of HYPOSTATIZE

Greek hypostatos substantially existing, from hyphistasthai
First Known Use: 1829

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