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materialize

ma·te·ri·al·ize

materialize

 
 
pronunciation:
m ti ri laIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: materialized, materializes, materializing
definition 1: to take bodily shape and form; come into physical existence.
There was nothing there, and then suddenly the alien materialized before our eyes.
antonyms:
disappear, evanesce, evaporate, vanish
similar words:
appear, emerge, form, loom, rise
definition 2: to become fact; be realized.
It was her plan to become a novelist, but her hopes never materialized.
synonyms:
come to pass
antonyms:
vanish
similar words:
happen, occur, take place
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to give shape or form to.
synonyms:
actualize, realize, substantiate
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, attain, concretize, effect
definition 2: to endow with material attributes.
synonyms:
incorporate
similar words:
incarnate, objectify, personify, reify
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derivation: materialization (n.)