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concretize Syllabification: con·cre·tize
Pronunciation: /ˈkänkrəˌtīz/ /känˈkrētˌīz/

Definition of concretize in English:


[with object]
Make (an idea or concept) real; give specific or definite form to: the theme park is an attempt to concretize our fantasies
More example sentences
  • You could forgive Wolff for overlooking Powers' piece if he'd concretized the idea of liberal humorlessness with specific readings from the humorless left.
  • That's exactly why Mr Ramlogan ended his treatise with the implicit suggestion of structural transformation to concretise the concept of ‘power to the people’.
  • The establishment of a nation state fueled messianic visions, and may have concretized some ideas that should have been kept more fluid.


Pronunciation: /ˌkänˌkrētəˈzāSHən/ /ˌkäNGkrətə-/
Example sentences
  • At a deeper level, the importance given to concretization and measurability is usually regarded as a fundamental aspect of the U.S. view of progress more than an Arab conception of human achievement.
  • There is one critical difference, however, which renders this analogy between the situation of French and Russian writers more or less formal and wanting in historical concretization.
  • He is beyond perception, beyond concretization.
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