from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make real or specific: "The need to simplify and concretize . . . was hardly acceptable to a mind fascinated by the . . . suggestiveness of ideas” ( Arthur A. Cohen).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make substantial, real, or tangible; to represent or embody a concept through a particular instance or example.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make specific; give definiteness to.

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

  • v. make something concrete
  • v. become specific


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