hypostatize

verb
hy·pos·ta·tize | \ hī-ˈpä-stə-ˌtīz \
hypostatized; hypostatizing

Definition of hypostatize 

transitive verb

: to attribute real identity to (a concept)

Other words from hypostatize

hypostatization \hī-ˌpä-stə-tə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

First Known Use of hypostatize

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypostatize

Greek hypostatos substantially existing, from hyphistasthai

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