materialize


ma·te·ri·al·ize

verb \mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\

: to become visible : to appear especially in a sudden or magical way

: to begin to happen or exist : to occur or become real

ma·te·ri·al·izedma·te·ri·al·iz·ing

Full Definition of MATERIALIZE

transitive verb
1
a :  to make material :  objectify
b :  to cause to appear in bodily form <materialize the spirits of the dead>
2
:  to cause to be materialistic
intransitive verb
1
:  to assume bodily form
2
a :  to appear especially suddenly
b :  to come into existence
ma·te·ri·al·iz·er noun

Examples of MATERIALIZE

  1. A waiter suddenly materialized beside our table.
  2. Rain clouds materialized on the horizon.

First Known Use of MATERIALIZE

1710

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