materialize

[muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz]
verb (used without object), materialized, materializing.
1.
to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out: Our plans never materialized.
2.
to assume material or bodily form; become corporeal: The ghost materialized before Hamlet.
verb (used with object), materialized, materializing.
3.
to give material form to; realize: to materialize an ambition.
4.
to invest with material attributes: to materialize abstract ideas with metaphors.
5.
to make physically perceptible; cause (a spirit or the like) to appear in bodily form.
6.
to render materialistic.
Also, especially British, materialise.


Origin:
1700–10; material + -ize

materialization, noun
materializer, noun
rematerialization, noun
rematerialize, verb, rematerialized, rematerializing.
unmaterialized, adjective


1. emerge, show, rise, issue.
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materialize or materialise (məˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to become fact; actually happen: our hopes never materialized
2.  to invest or become invested with a physical shape or form
3.  to cause (a spirit, as of a dead person) to appear in material form or (of a spirit) to appear in such form
4.  (intr) to take shape; become tangible: after hours of discussion, the project finally began to materialize
5.  physics to form (material particles) from energy, as in pair production
 
materialise or materialise
 
vb
 
materiali'zation or materialise
 
n
 
materiali'sation or materialise
 
n
 
ma'terializer or materialise
 
n
 
ma'terialiser or materialise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

materialize
appear in bodily form, 1880, in spiritualism, from material + -ize. Related: Materialized.
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Example sentences
Oil prospects, while initially promising, have failed to materialize.
The fear that vocational training will materialize and lower education is
  groundless, even in theory.
He was waiting for images to materialize on a computer he had set atop a straw
  bale.
Impalas give birth, and zebras materialize from the bush with tiny foals.
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