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materialize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of materialize

  1. 1 to come into existence <the business speculator promised profits that never seemed to materialize> Synonyms actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, form, begin, originate, set in, spring, startRelated Words be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, surviveNear Antonyms conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perishAntonyms cease, end, stop

  2. 2 to come into view <the train station materialized through the fog> Synonyms come out, appear, show, show up, turn up, unfoldRelated Words reappear, resurface; bulk, loom; arrive, come; dawn, debut; arise, blossom, bob (up), break, break out, crop (up), emerge, erupt, issue, outcrop, rise, shoot (up), spring (up), surface; happen, occur; reappear, rematerializeNear Antonyms depart, leave, retire, withdrawAntonyms clear, disappear, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, go (away), melt (away), vanish

  3. 3 to come to one's attention especially gradually or unexpectedly <an unforeseen problem with this project seems to have materialized> Synonyms come up, crop (up), emerge, arise, spring (up), surfaceRelated Words appear, come out, show up, turn up; chance, come, come about, fall out, go (on), go off, hap, happen, occur, pass, transpire; interfere, interpose, intervene, intrude

  4. 4 to represent in visible form <a statue of a grieving woman that seems to materialize the very concept of grief> Synonyms body, epitomize, express, externalize, incarnate, incorporate, instantiate, manifest, embody, personalize, personify, substantiateRelated Words actualize, concretize, realize; exemplify, illustrate, image, objectify, symbolize, typifyAntonyms disembody





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