[kon-kruh-tahyz, kong-; kon-kree-tahyz, kong-, kuh n-, kuh ng-] /ˈkɒn krəˌtaɪz, ˈkɒŋ-; kɒnˈkri taɪz, kɒŋ-, kən-, kəŋ-/

verb (used with object), concretized, concretizing.
to make , real, or particular; give tangible or definite form to:
to concretize abstractions.
/ˈkɒnkrɪˌtaɪz; ˈkɒŋ-/
(transitive) to render concrete; make real or specific; give tangible form to

1884, from concrete + -ize. Concrete itself sometimes was used as a verb in various senses from 1630s.


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