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
The choice of Susteren, a right-of-center anchor, to host a prime-time show on the left-leaning MSNBC was seen as a potentially awkward fit, and Susteren's ratings never materialized.
After Cleganebowl failed to materialize in season six, proponents gave up hope — that is, until the latest trailer showed a person who appeared to be the Hound fighting someone off-camera.
Major staffing shake-ups have been a constant subject of conversation at the White House, but have failed to materialize in recent weeks, aside from the departure of communications director Mike Dubke in early June.
The water and sewer fund, known as Fund 9 in the city budget, has experienced financial stress in recent years because of expectations of new water and sewer connections that did not materialize because of the economic downturn.
And during his campaign and since he’s taken office, Trump has promised plans and timelines that have never materialized.
A Red Moon takes place during a lunar eclipse and can also materialize when the moon is low in the sky or when the air is filled with a large amount of particles, reports Universe Today.
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.
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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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