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materialize


materialize

verb

Definition of MATERIALIZE

1
to come into existence <the business speculator promised profits that never seemed to materialize>
Antonyms cease, end, stop
2
to come into view <the train station materialized through the fog>
Near Antonyms depart, leave, retire, withdraw
Antonyms clear, disappear, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, go (away), melt (away), vanish
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, materialize, spring (up), surface
4
to represent in visible form <a statue of a grieving woman that seems to materialize the very concept of grief>
Antonyms disembody

February 27, 2015
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