from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hypostatize.
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I like the technical word "hypostasize", which means to treat an abstraction or a trait as a thing or an agent: "Progress ensures that.......", etc.
From all this it will be clearly seen that it would be impossible for us to hypostasize a super-moral or sub-moral universe in complete disregard of the primordial conscience of the human soul.
Scholastic synthesis, it is a manifest illogism to hypostasize the abstract conceptions that are necessary for the intelligent apprehension of complete phenomena.
He may hypostasize the unity of nature, or, what comes to the same thing, the unity of science, in a being who is nothing since he does nothing, an ineffectual
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