materialize

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verb ma·te·ri·al·ize \mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\

Definition of materialize

materialized

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materializing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to make material :  objectifyb :  to cause to appear in bodily form materialize the spirits of the dead

  3. 2 :  to cause to be materialistic

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to assume bodily form

  6. 2a :  to appear especially suddenlyb :  to come into existence

materializer

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Examples of materialize in a Sentence

  1. A waiter suddenly materialized beside our table.

  2. Rain clouds materialized on the horizon.

1710

First Known Use of materialize

1710


MATERIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

materialize

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verb ma·te·ri·al·ize \mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\

Definition of materialize for English Language Learners

  • : to become visible : to appear especially in a sudden or magical way

  • : to begin to happen or exist : to occur or become real


MATERIALIZE Defined for Kids

materialize

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verb ma·te·ri·al·ize \mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\

Definition of materialize for Students

materialized

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materializing

  1. 1 :  to appear suddenly As soon as I arrived, my friends materialized.

  2. 2 :  to become actual fact Their hopes never materialized.

  3. 3 :  to cause to take on a physical form She claimed she could materialize the spirits of the dead.



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