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  1. ma·te·ri·al·ize
  2. verb

    • 1. become actual fact; happen:

      the assumed savings may not materialize
      Synonym : happen, occur, come about, take place, come into being, transpire, arise, be realized, take shape, come off, shape up, come to pass, eventuate
    • 2. appear or be present:

      the train didn't materialize
      Synonym : appear, turn up, arrive, make/put in an appearance, present oneself/itself, come into view/sight, emerge, surface, loom, become visible, show oneself/itself, reveal oneself/itself, show one's face, come to light, pop up, show up, fetch up, pitch up, blow in
    • 3. (of a ghost, spirit, or similar entity) appear in bodily form:

      he plays a teenager whose make-believe friend materializes
    • 4. cause to appear in bodily or physical form:

      a medium, she was reputed to materialize substances
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: materialize, 3rd person present: materializes, gerund or present participle: materializing, past tense: materialized, past participle: materialized

    • verb

      become actual fact; happen:

      appear or be present when expected:

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