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  • v  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
  • v  cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
  • v  assume crystalline form; become crystallized
  • v  cause to take on a definite and clear shape

  • Both Norway and Sweden are pressuring companies to fill their boards with 40% women, and the threat may crystalize into law next month in Norway.
  • The heavy vote may crystalize opposition to the amendment among rural and traditional Congressmen in the House and Senateand the amendment needs a two-thirds majority for .

  • Ernie Grunfeld in The Canadian Press
    We've probably had as many conversations as anybody in the league,Grunfeld said Wednesday. "A lot of other teams are trying to do the same thing. Everything starts to crystalize the closer you get to the draft, and we're going to keep...
  • Wen Jiabao in Xinhua
    It is unrealistic to hope to fill in the gap between nearly 200 countries in less than two days. China and the people of the world all wish for the success of the meeting, and the current priority is to crystalize a consensus,Wen said.
  • Henry Jenkins in San Jose Mercury News
    I have seen the word convergence get bandied about a lot, with technology and studio executives talking about it and talking past each other,Jenkins told me. "I wanted to crystalize it as a cultural process. More power is shifting to...

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