Definition of materialize
Examples of materialize in a Sentence
A waiter suddenly materialized beside our table.
Rain clouds materialized on the horizon.
Recent Examples of materialize from the Web
So a single-payer health-care system is unlikely to materialize this year.
Several bills were filed during the session to take stronger steps against the high-speed rail project, but didn’t materialize.
The Washington Capitals won’t strip the captaincy from Alex Ovechkin, however general manager Brian MacLellan appeared to be open to trading the All-Star forward in the future if the right deal materialized.
Markets in the U.S. soared after the election of President Donald Trump, betting on his ability to bring about pro-corporate tax reforms and infrastructure spending, which hasn’t materialized, according to Fink.
Good luck materialized because an area of showers and thunderstorms that had moved over the far northwestern suburbs just faded out, leaving Chicago clear and sunny, according to Castro, at the National Weather Service.
Not as many reporters and cameras materialized in November of last year to swear-in Reps.
The new towers came, but only portions of the park materialized after difficult negotiations with landowners.
Prop an elbow on the padded bar and watch your cocktail materialize from the fresh ingredients cooling on ice.
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First Known Use of materialize
MATERIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of materialize for Students
1 : to appear suddenly As soon as I arrived, my friends materialized.
2 : to become actual fact Their hopes never materialized.
3 : to cause to take on a physical form She claimed she could materialize the spirits of the dead.
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