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Definitions for materialize
məˈtɪər i əˌlaɪzma·te·ri·al·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. happen, materialize, materialise(verb)

    come into being; become reality

    "Her dream really materialized"


  1. Materialize(v. i.)

    To come into existence; as, the promised donations never materialized.


  1. materialize(Verb)

    To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

  2. materialize(Verb)

    To take physical form, to appear seemingly from nowhere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Materialize(verb)

    to invest with material characteristics; to make perceptible to the senses; hence, to present to the mind through the medium of material objects

    Etymology: [Cf. F. matrialiser.]

  2. Materialize(verb)

    to regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter

    Etymology: [Cf. F. matrialiser.]

  3. Materialize(verb)

    to cause to assume a character appropriate to material things; to occupy with material interests; as, to materialize thought

    Etymology: [Cf. F. matrialiser.]

  4. Materialize(verb)

    to make visable in, or as in, a material form; -- said of spirits

    Etymology: [Cf. F. matrialiser.]

  5. Materialize(verb)

    to appear as a material form; to take substantial shape

    Etymology: [Cf. F. matrialiser.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of materialize in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of materialize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of materialize in a Sentence

  1. Reg Baker:

    If the plan was to receive state funding for 10 years then that should have been incorporated into the Connector’s business plan from the beginning and thoroughly discussed and approved by the state Legislature, the funding source to keep the Connector operational should have been determined and secured a long time ago. This implies that they had other plans for funding operations that did not materialize for them — we all watched that unfold in the media.

  2. Kornely Kakachia:

    The frustration is widespread, as the false expectations on fast track NATO integration created by the political elites did not materialize.

  3. Sipho P Nkosi:

    First you have to be ready for your wishes to materialize.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Faith can move mountains and prayers trigger energy fountains.They both influence the Geo-magnetic forces and life manifests. Pray, energize, materialize, MickeyMize.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Everything you will ever need to go after/accomplish/fulfill your goal/dream/vision or any other target/aspiration which you will ever set/aspire for is already sitting/waiting patiently inside you. Oh! Yes, all you've got to do is just to take a leap/step of faith forward/towards your goal/target/dream/vision/aspiration and then, sit back and watch it materialize/come true gradually/sooner or later.

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