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Definition of "actualize" []

  • To realize in action or make real: "More flexible life patterns could . . . nurture and renew our spirits through opportunities to actualize personal dreams” ( Fred Best). (verb-transitive)
  • To describe or portray realistically. (verb-transitive)
  • To become actual. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "actualize" in a sentence
  • "When you start including algae rich in omega 3 and certain types of vitamin E that only benefit the fish but also embedded the flesh and are actualize, what we call actualize the consumers which means when you eat the fish, you benefit from more omega 3 or vitamin E."
  • "It is a problem common to all of the West: here the Church must again actualize, make concrete, open to the future its great heritage."
  • "Following Aquinas, many participants in the debate urged that essence and existence are related to each other as potency and act, so that existence can be said to "actualize" essence."