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British English: /məˈtɪərɪəlʌɪz/
American English: /məˈtɪriəˌlaɪz/

Translation of materialize in French:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (happen)
    (hope, offer, plan, threat)
    se concrétiser
    (event, situation)
    se réaliser
    the threat failed to materialize
    la menace ne s'est pas concrétisée
    the strike failed to materialize
    la grève n'a pas eu lieu
  • 2 (appear) (often humorous)
    (person, object)
    se matérialiser
    I waited, but he failed to materialize
    j'ai attendu, mais il ne s'est pas montré

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