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materialize

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verb ma·te·ri·al·ize \mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of materialize

materializedmaterializing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make material :  objectify b :  to cause to appear in bodily form <materialize the spirits of the dead>

  3. 2 :  to cause to be materialistic

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to assume bodily form

  6. 2 a :  to appear especially suddenly b :  to come into existence

materializer noun

MATERIALIZE Defined for Kids

materialize

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verb ma·te·ri·al·ize \mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\

Definition of materialize for Students

materializedmaterializing

  1. 1 :  to appear suddenly <As soon as I arrived, my friends materialized.>

  2. 2 :  to become actual fact <Their hopes never materialized.>

  3. 3 :  to cause to take on a physical form <She claimed she could materialize the spirits of the dead.>





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