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[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.
to make concrete, real, or particular; give tangible or definite form to:
to concretize abstractions.
Origin of concretize
1880-85; concrete + -ize
Related forms
concretization, noun Unabridged
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for concretize


/ˈkɒnkrɪˌtaɪz; ˈkɒŋ-/
(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 concretize

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

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