con·​cret·​ize | \kän-ˈkrē-ˌtīz, ˈkän-ˌkrē-\
concretized; concretizing

Definition of concretize 

transitive verb

: to make concrete, specific, or definite tried to concretize his ideas

intransitive verb

: to become concrete

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Other Words from concretize

concretization \ (ˌ)kän-​ˌkrē-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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Pullman excels at concretizing evocative notions (self-consciousness, for instance, or how the self experiences its own contradictions) in witty dialogue between a child and his animal-shaped soul mate. Katy Waldman, Slate Magazine, "The Book of Dust, Volume 1," 18 Oct. 2017 The iconography of coach hair styles has been varied: Jimmy Johnson’s silver side part, concretized by gel, at the University of Miami, or Pete Carroll’s happy-dude pompadour, at the University of Southern California. Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, "Nick Saban, College Football’s Uncharismatic Conservative," 9 Jan. 2017 The rise of social media has allowed hatred to be both concretized Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "When Hatred Is a Joke," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of concretize

1884, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for concretize

concrete entry 1 + -ize

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The first known use of concretize was in 1884

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