Simple Definition of materialize
: to become visible : to appear especially in a sudden or magical way
: to begin to happen or exist : to occur or become real
Full Definition of materialize
Examples of materialize
A waiter suddenly materialized beside our table.
Rain clouds materialized on the horizon.
First Known Use of materialize
Rhymes with materialize
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MATERIALIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of materialize
1 : to appear suddenly <As soon as I arrived, my friends materialized.>
2 : to become actual fact <Their hopes never materialized.>
3 : to cause to take on a physical form <She claimed she could materialize the spirits of the dead.>
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