Definition of substantialize in English:


(also substantialise)


[with object]
  • Give (something) substance or actual existence.

    ‘the universe is a series of abstract truths, substantialized by their reference to God’
    • ‘In summary: thoughts of the brain are experienced by us as arrangements and rearrangements - change - in a physical universe; but in fact it is really information and information-processing which we substantialize.’
    • ‘To have a ‘nature’ is to have an essence, which defines, substantializes, rendering something granite-like.’
    • ‘Rediscovering tradition, living it as a defence mechanism, as a symbol of purity, the decultured individual leaves the impression that the mediation takes vengeance by substantializing itself.’
    • ‘Another way to say this is that Ungaretti now felt a need to substantialize further his poetic language.’