verb (used with object), actualized, actualizing.
to make actual or real; turn into action or fact.
Also, especially British, actualise.

1800–10; actual + -ize Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
actualize or actualise (ˈæktʃʊəˌlaɪz)
1.  to make actual or real
2.  to represent realistically
actualise or actualise
actuali'zation or actualise
actuali'sation or actualise

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Word Origin & History

1810, first attested in Coleridge, from actual (q.v.) + -ize.
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Example sentences
The clarification approach is to help students clarify and actualize personal
While its one thing to know theory, it is quite another to actualize it with
  comprehensive goals, objectives and actions.
Emotional maturity was defined as the strength and courage to actualize
  individual abilities within the frame of social demands.
The resource arrangements identify the resources needed in order to actualize
  and sustain the operations objective.
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