Definition of concretize in English:


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transitive verb

(also British concretise)
[with object]
  • Make (an idea or concept) real; give specific or definite form to.

    ‘the theme park is an attempt to concretize our fantasies’
    • ‘You could forgive Wolff for overlooking Powers' piece if he'd concretized the idea of liberal humorlessness with specific readings from the humorless left.’
    • ‘That's exactly why Mr Ramlogan ended his treatise with the implicit suggestion of structural transformation to concretise the concept of ‘power to the people’.’
    • ‘The establishment of a nation state fueled messianic visions, and may have concretized some ideas that should have been kept more fluid.’
    • ‘Students can be invited to examine the relationship between ‘public’ and ‘private’ dynamics of power and violence, exploring and concretizing the concept of ‘intersections.’’
    • ‘Beside the production work, does it take you a lot of time to concretise your ideas?’
    • ‘The highlight of her career was her 1893 appearance at the Chicago World's Fair where her pancake-flipping antics and tales of slavery concretized a negative stereotype of African American women.’
    • ‘He concretized the notion of the triple heritage of modern Africa: traditional, Islamic, and European.’
    • ‘Despite the economic and social laws of Moribundian society, a clear class structure does exist, and it is a society in which characters concretise their class stereotypes at all levels and at all times.’
    • ‘The decreasing visibility occurred in part because of the attempt to concretize images of political modernization in the city.’
    • ‘The writer is aware of this, it seems, and the book is a catalogue of his attempts to concretise emotion.’
    • ‘Summing up the results of analysis and encyclopedia definitions and concretizing them on the basis of appropriate subjects of military engineering, we can decide on the following interpretation.’
    • ‘For him it was a means of revealing the divine principle and concretizing a personal vision of the Supreme Being that had been vouchsafed to him.’
    • ‘One might be excused for appreciating Baechler's black and white cameos less as independent sculptures than as concretized images detached from his paintings.’
    • ‘But I always ask people three questions about accountability to try and concretise the discussion.’
    • ‘How can people in such a context concretise their own empowerment?’
    • ‘As one reads into the New Testament lessons, the idea of the new song can be concretized first through an understanding of the Greek translation of ‘new song.’’
    • ‘It's like concretizing a moment in the present.’
    • ‘Recent events have exacerbated intra-Kurdish antagonisms, but also concretized the autonomy that already exists.’
    • ‘So we would like to wait and see whether the assurances that he's now held out in recent days are actually concretized in terms of action on the ground.’
    • ‘The stone embankment came up in Hari Singh's regime and was further concretized by the successive governments.’
    personify, incorporate, give human form to, give human shape to, realize, manifest, express, concretize, symbolize, represent, epitomize, stand for, encapsulate, typify, exemplify



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