Materialise vs. Materialize - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Materialise (verb)

    standard spelling of from=non-Oxford British spelling|materialize

  • Materialize (verb)

    To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

  • Materialize (verb)

    To take physical form, to appear seemingly from nowhere.

  • Materialize (verb)

    To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Materialize (verb)

    become actual fact; happen

    "the forecast rate of increase did not materialize"

  • Materialize (verb)

    appear or be present when expected

    "the train failed to materialize"

  • Materialize (verb)

    (of a ghost, spirit, or similar entity) appear in bodily form

    "he plays a teenager whose make-believe friend materializes"

  • Materialize (verb)

    represent or cause to appear in bodily or physical form

    "a medium, she was reputed to materialize substances"

Webster Dictionary

  • Materialize

    To invest with material characteristics; to make perceptible to the senses; hence, to present to the mind through the medium of material objects.

  • Materialize

    To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter.

  • Materialize

    To cause to assume a character appropriate to material things; to occupy with material interests; as, to materialize thought.

  • Materialize

    To make visable in, or as in, a material form; - said of spirits.

  • Materialize (verb)

    To appear as a material form; to take substantial shape.

  • Materialize (verb)

    To come into existence; as, the promised donations never materialized.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Materialise (verb)

    come into being; become reality;

    "Her dream really materialized"

  • Materialize (verb)

    come into being; become reality;

    "Her dream really materialized"

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