materialize materialize  /mə ˈtɪ ri ə ˌlaɪz/


  • (v) come into being; become reality



  1. But that birthday gift did not materialize.
  2. Dozens, then hundreds of protestors materialize on an Athens street.
  3. Prodigies can materialize anywhere, and Asia produces more than its share of the superprecocious.


  1. N. Korea resumes nuclear saber-rattling

    PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 15 (UPI) -- North Korea resumed nuclear saber-rattling after proposed ministerial-level peace negotiations with South Korea failed to materialize, diplomats said.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Houston Forecast: Hot, humid Father's Day weekend

    HOUSTON – Expect to wake up to plenty of sunshine as Father’s Day weekend gets underway Saturday morning, KHOU 11 News Meteorologist Brooks Garner said. There is a 20 percent chance of rain on Saturday with the possibility of some thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. However, the storms may never materialize, so don’t cancel your holiday plans. Saturday’s temps will peak at 96 degrees, but ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  3. How big cable uses its muscles to prevent online competition

    Apple's long-rumored Apple TV has yet to materialize - and one reason for the delay may be that cable companies have been engaging in anti-competitive behavior.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: GigaOM


  1. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, "These actions are like those that the NYPD takes every day -- precautions against potential but unconfirmed threats that may never materialize."
    on Aug 11, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: CNN

  2. "By acting in a firm and timely manner, we will ensure that risks to price stability over the medium term do not materialize," Trichet said.
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: Bloomberg

  3. "When the consequences of an attack with weapons of mass destruction are potentially so devastating, we cannot afford to stand idly by as grave dangers materialize. ...... The place of pre-emption in our national security strategy remains the...
    on Mar 16, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Dallas Morning News

Word of the Day
incipient incipient
/ɪn ˈsɪ pi ənt /