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Definition of the verb actualise

What does actualise mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: actualised | actualising | actualises

  1. make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
  2. represent or describe realistically
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • alternative spelling: actualize
    • more generic word: represent = describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

Alternative definition of the verb actualise


  1. To make real; to realise.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for actualise

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Google previewFour Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy (2016)

by Windy Dryden, Jill Mytton

The word actualise means to make real, to bring into existence. This strong drive continues throughout life as we move towards the ful®lment of all that it is possible for us to achieve and become. None of us ever lives long enough to know our ...

Google previewDictionary of Social Welfare (2016)

by Noel W Timms, Rita Timms

through safety needs, and needs for belonging to the need to actualise ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

specifically rationale, integration, validation, transparency and the underlying research competences needed to actualise mixed methods research (Eaves, 2014a).

Google previewCultures, Ideologies, and the Dictionary (1995)

Studies in Honor of Ladislav Zgusta by Braj B. Kachru, Henry Kahane

acceptance race, accident tout, acclimatise, accoutre, accoutrement, acculturise, accurise, acetylise, acid drop, put on the acid, acidise, ackey, acknowledgement, acorn chair, ACT, Act of Toleration, Act of Uniformity, action replay, actualise, ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

actualise/akމchooāۑlƯzމ/, the act of fulfilling a potential, as by a person who may develop capabilities through experience and education. actual treatment threshold (aTT), a situation in which elective surgery is considered the ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

actualise v [New therapies] to fulfil the potential of something.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (2010)

by David HERMAN, Manfred JAHN, Marie-Laure RYAN

ending to Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman, imagines possible futures, which the novel does not actualise.

Google previewLexique, Syntaxe et Lexique-Grammaire / Syntax, Lexis & Lexicon-Grammar (2004)

Papers in honour of Maurice Gross by Christian Leclère, Éric Laporte, Mireille Piot, Max Silberztein

La construction basique implique un verbe support qui actualise le substantif prédicatif N2; le verbe être conjugue l'adjectif de <comportement>. Notons que, dans la construction de base, le verbe se montrer est impossible: Les propos que ...

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