Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To realize in action or make real.
  • intransitive verb To describe or portray realistically.
  • intransitive verb To become actual.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make actual. Also spelled actualise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To make actual; to realize in action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make real; to realize.
  • verb intransitive To become actual or real.
  • verb reflexive To realize one's full potential.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb represent or describe realistically
  • verb make real or concrete; give reality or substance to

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Examples

  • When you start including algae rich in omega 3 and certain types of vitamin E that only benefit the fish but also embedded the flesh and are actualize, what we call actualize the consumers which means when you eat the fish, you benefit from more omega 3 or vitamin E.

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  • It is a problem common to all of the West: here the Church must again actualize, make concrete, open to the future its great heritage.

    Politics

  • It is a problem common to all of the West: here the Church must again actualize, make concrete, open to the future its great heritage.

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  • It is a problem common to all of the West: here the Church must again actualize, make concrete, open to the future its great heritage.

    "I would say that normally it is the creative minorities that determine the future..."

  • It is a problem common to all of the West: here the Church must again actualize, make concrete, open to the future its great heritage.

    Pope Benedict XVI

  • It is a problem common to all of the West: here the Church must again actualize, make concrete, open to the future its great heritage.

    Education

  • It is a problem common to all of the West: here the Church must again actualize, make concrete, open to the future its great heritage.

    Travel

  • Following Aquinas, many participants in the debate urged that essence and existence are related to each other as potency and act, so that existence can be said to "actualize" essence.

    Descartes' Ontological Argument

  • In a few short years Civic Bangladesh, seeking to actualize the principles of Bangladesh's 1971 constitution liberty, dignity, and justice, has established chapters of what is called the "Dignity Forum" in every district in the country.

    Pamela Gerloff: Dignitarian World Emerging: Arianna's Blog Predicts the Future

  • In a few short years Civic Bangladesh, seeking to actualize the principles of Bangladesh's 1971 constitution liberty, dignity, and justice, has established chapters of what is called the "Dignity Forum" in every district in the country.

    Pamela Gerloff: Dignitarian World Emerging: Arianna's Blog Predicts the Future

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  • "To make our Feelings, with their vital warmth, actualize our Reason." -The Friend, 1809

    Betcha thought this was born out of late-20th-century corporate jargon, didn't ya? Nope. Coleridge verbed actual more than a century prior.

    March 5, 2018