verb[with object] North American formal
Treat or represent (something abstract) as a concrete reality.
- In any case, Albert avoids hypostatizing these modes by explaining them as relations between the things to which the terms refer.
- Similarly, when it comes to the peaceniks, they end up hypostatizing the idea of peace as a state of pure, positive activity.
- We must beware of hypostatizing the ‘market’ as a real entity, a maker of inexorable decisions.
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