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- (transitive) To make concrete, substantial, real, or tangible; to represent or embody a concept through a particular instance or example.
- 1962, Charles Hartshorne, “How Some Speak and Yet Do Not Speak of God,”, in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, volume 23, number 2, page 275:
- An essence exists if and only if it is actualized or concretized somehow, in some concrete form.
- 1999, Sherry D. Akins, “Vital Signs: Teaching and Grieving,”, in The American Journal of Nursing, volume 99, number 8, page 88:
- But Ms. Yauger's death concretized these abstract discussions and theories.
- 2003, Larry Alexander, “Is Judicial Review Democratic? A Comment on Harel”, in Law and Philosophy, volume 22, numbers 3-4, page 280:
- Rights in this way stem from social conventions that concretize and shape the values that underlie them.
- (intransitive) To be embodied, to have physical representation.
- 2001, David L. Lieber, Jules Harlow, Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, page 1055:
- These expressions of God's concern concretize around the figure of the divine hand or arm.
to make substantial, real, or tangible