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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Example sentences
For one thing, it seemed to concretize our respective worths, as teachers and scholars.
The objectives of the workshop were to review and concretize the key elements of the audit process.
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