When you materialize, you show up suddenly after being missing, unborn, or unseen. Think of Harry Potter removing his invisibility cloak. He materializes.

Living things aren't the only things that materialize. Car keys and reading glasses materialize when you've been searching for them for a while and then they are suddenly there on the table. If you're lucky an unexpected business deal will materialize. Like material, the word is related to the Latin word meaning "matter." Matter, is, of course, all the stuff of this earth, anything and everything that takes form. So to materialize is to take form.

Definitions of materialize

v come into being; become reality

“Her dream really materialized
happen, materialise
dematerialise, dematerialize
become immaterial; disappear
appear, come out
be issued or published
Type of:
come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place
come to pass

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