concretize 1884, from CONCRETE (Cf. concrete) + -IZE (Cf. -ize). Concrete itself sometimes was used as a verb in various senses from 1630s.

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  • concretize — (Amer.) con·cre·tize || kÉ’nkriːtaɪz v. make something concrete; make specific, make real (also concretise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • concretize — [kän′krē tīz΄, kän krēt′īz΄] vt. concretized, concretizing to make (something) concrete; make specific; give definite form to concretizable adj …   English World dictionary

  • concretize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1884 transitive verb to make concrete, specific, or definite < tried to concretize his ideas > intransitive verb to become concrete • concretization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concretize — concretization, n. /kon kreuh tuyz , kong ; kon kree tuyz, kong , keuhn , keuhng /, v.t., concretized, concretizing. to make concrete, real, or particular; give tangible or definite form to: to concretize abstractions. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • concretize — con•cre•tize [[t]ˈkɒn krəˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ , kɒnˈkri taɪz, kɒŋ [/t]] v. t. tized, tiz•ing to make real or particular; give tangible or definite form to: to concretize abstractions[/ex] • Etymology: 1880–85 con•cret i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • concretize — verb To make substantial, real, or tangible; to represent or embody a concept through a particular instance or example. An essence exists if and only if it is actualized or concretized somehow, in some concrete form …   Wiktionary

  • concretize — The process of turning all of the greenspace on the planet into parking lots, sidewalks, and roads. The developers are slowly concretizing the grass in front of the library because people will take shortcuts across the lawn …   Dictionary of american slang

  • concretize — or concretise kɒŋkrɪtʌɪz verb make concrete instead of abstract. Derivatives concretization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • concretize — con·cret·ize …   English syllables

  • concretize — (also ise) make concrete instead of abstract. Derivatives: concretization n …   Useful english dictionary

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