concretise

concretize

[kon-kruh-tahyz, kong-; kon-kree-tahyz, kong-, kuhn-, kuhng-]
verb (used with object), concretized, concretizing.
to make concrete, real, or particular; give tangible or definite form to: to concretize abstractions.
Also, especially British, concretise.


Origin:
1880–85; concrete + -ize

concretization, noun
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concretize or concretise (ˈkɒnkrɪˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-, ˈkɒnkrɪˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-)
 
vb
(tr) to render concrete; make real or specific; give tangible form to
 
concretise or concretise
 
vb
 
concreti'zation or concretise
 
n
 
concreti'sation or concretise
 
n

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concretize
1884, from concrete + -ize. Concrete itself sometimes was used as a verb in various senses from 1630s.
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