pragmatize

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

pragmatize (third-person singular simple present pragmatizes, present participle pragmatizing, simple past and past participle pragmatized)

  1. To consider, represent, or embody (something unreal) as fact; to materialize.
    • Edward Burnett Tylor
      One of the miraculous passages in the life of Mohammed himself is traced plausibly by Sprenger to such a pragmatized metaphor.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pragmatize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)