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Definition of the verb actualize

What does actualize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: actualized | actualizing | actualizes

  1. make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
    • example: Did he actualize his major works over a short period of time?
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • alternative spelling: actualise
    • synonyms of actualize: realise / realize / substantiate
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
    • more specific words:
  2. represent or describe realistically
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • alternative spelling: actualise
    • more generic word: represent = describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

Alternative definition of the verb actualize


  1. [transitive] To make real; to realize.
  2. [intransitive] To become actual or real.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for actualize

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

For the Shingon aspirant, the goal is to actualize the dormant human consciousness, represented as Buddha nature, that in response realizes this consciousness as a natural, primordial truth. This paradoxical reality represents authentic reality ...

Google previewEvangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker Reference Library) (2001)

by Walter A. Elwell

do anything whatsoever, even actualize contradictions, then there is no sense in talking about the logical consistency. Most, if not all, theodicies are structured for theological positions that interpret God's omnipotence as the ability to do the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

Vol. 1- by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

commonly refer to rituals such as baptism to create a fictive kin relationship, in others people actualize it by continued reciprocal figurative use of kinship terms and actions that are understood socially as ideal kinship behavior. A figurative use ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ACTUAL, ACTUALIZE, ACTUATE, ACTUATION, etc.: see under Acr. ACTUARY, n. [mid. Lat. actudrius, one who writes deeds. a clerk—from L. actus, done]: one who specially deals with the calculations of probabilities; a notary. The Actuarii, in ...

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Actualize, v. t. To make actual.

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Actualize Meaning

Video shows what actualize means. To make real, to realize.. To become actual or real.. To realize one's full potential.. Actualize Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3T1U1A1L1I1Z10E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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