Translation of materialize in Spanish:

materialize

Pronunciation: /məˈtɪriəlaɪz; məˈtɪəriəlaɪz/

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  • 1.1 (take form) [object/ghost] aparecer* I waited over an hour, but he never materialized esperé más de una hora, pero no apareció
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    • We had been told to expect a rescue package but none had materialised.
    • A mixture of reef sharks and bulls, they have an uncanny ability to appear behind you or materialise from behind a coral head only feet away.
    • She crawled out of her sleeping bag and her dark head peered around the room once more, as though she expected her friends to materialise out of nowhere.
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    • There must be strange entities materializing from the ether, ghouls, ghosts, or spirits hanging out in the material world to warn or haunt us.
    • Near Virginia City, Nevada, the spirit of a camel materializes, led by a dead man.
    • This time he knew what it was before the ghost even materialized.
    1.2 (become real) [hope/idea] hacerse* realidad, concretarse, materializarse*
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    • Needless to say these jobs never materialised and in fact 175 jobs from the existing plant in Limerick were actually lost.
    • The expectation was for an abrupt decline in consumer expenditures that, in fact, did not materialize.
    • The salaries did in fact later materialize, and living within salaries is no form of corruption.

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