con·​cret·​ize | \ kän-ˈkrē-ˌtīz How to pronounce concretize (audio) , 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

Other Words from concretize

concretization \ (ˌ)kän-​ˌkrē-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce concretize (audio) \ noun

Examples of concretize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And as activists began to die in large numbers, ACT UP held several funeral processions both as acts of commemoration and to concretize the mass deaths the public refused to acknowledge. Dagmawi Woubshet, The Atlantic, 19 Nov. 2021 Over time, these differences tend to concretize, revealing the ultimate danger in partially remote workforces: the creation of essentially two different organizations. Brian Kardon, Fortune, 5 July 2020 Even the way Hollywood promotes itself, with costly parties at far-flung events, has changed in ways that may concretize, with major industry gatherings like South by Southwest, the fall TV upfronts and the Cannes Film Festival canceled or delayed. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Mar. 2020 Thus, the outsize significance of the wedding ring, a clumsy flail toward concretizing what is essentially ethereal. Jennifer Bernstein, Vox, 3 July 2019 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, 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, 9 Jan. 2017 The rise of social media has allowed hatred to be both concretized Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 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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“Concretize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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