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concretize

[kon-kruh-tahyz, kong-; kon-kree-tahyz, kong-, kuh n-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒn krəˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-; kɒnˈkri taɪz, kɒŋ-, kən-, kəŋ-/
verb (used with object), concretized, concretizing.
1.
to make concrete, real, or particular; give tangible or definite form to:
to concretize abstractions.
Also, especially British, concretise.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; concrete + -ize
Related forms
concretization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for concretise

concretize

/ˈkɒnkrɪˌtaɪz; ˈkɒŋ-/
verb
1.
(transitive) to render concrete; make real or specific; give tangible form to
Derived Forms
concretization, concretisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for concretise
concretize
1884, from concrete + -ize. Concrete itself sometimes was used as a verb in various senses from 1630s.
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