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materializeverb [I]

(UK usually materialise) uk   /məˈtɪə.ri.ə.laɪz/  us   /-ˈtɪr.i-/
If an ​object materializes, it ​appearssuddenly: Suddenly a ​lorryappeared in ​front of her - it ​seemed to materialize out of ​nowhere. If an ​idea or ​hope materializes, it ​becomesreal: She was ​promised a ​promotion but it never materialized. Her ​hopes of ​becoming a ​painter never materialized.
materialization
noun [C or U] (UK usually materialisation) uk   /məˌtɪə.ri.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌtɪr.i-/
(Definition of materialize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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materializeverb [I]

 us   /məˈtɪr·i·əˌlɑɪz/
(of ​ideas and ​wishes) to ​becomereal or ​true: Her ​hopes of ​owning her own ​restaurant never materialized. If a ​person or ​object materializes, it ​appearssuddenly: They ​listened to the ​footsteps, then ​watched the ​figure materialize in the ​doorway.
(Definition of materialize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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