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v. ac·tu·al·ized, ac·tu·al·iz·ing, ac·tu·al·iz·es
1. To realize in action or make real: "More flexible life patterns could ... nurture and renew our spirits through opportunities to actualize personal dreams" (Fred Best).
2. To describe or portray realistically.
To become actual.

ac′tu·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈæktʃʊəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
1. to make actual or real
2. to represent realistically
ˌactualiˈzation, ˌactualiˈsation n


(ˈæk tʃu əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make actual or real; turn into action or fact.
ac`tu•al•i•za′tion, n.


Past participle: actualized
Gerund: actualizing

I actualize
you actualize
he/she/it actualizes
we actualize
you actualize
they actualize
I actualized
you actualized
he/she/it actualized
we actualized
you actualized
they actualized
Present Continuous
I am actualizing
you are actualizing
he/she/it is actualizing
we are actualizing
you are actualizing
they are actualizing
Present Perfect
I have actualized
you have actualized
he/she/it has actualized
we have actualized
you have actualized
they have actualized
Past Continuous
I was actualizing
you were actualizing
he/she/it was actualizing
we were actualizing
you were actualizing
they were actualizing
Past Perfect
I had actualized
you had actualized
he/she/it had actualized
we had actualized
you had actualized
they had actualized
I will actualize
you will actualize
he/she/it will actualize
we will actualize
you will actualize
they will actualize
Future Perfect
I will have actualized
you will have actualized
he/she/it will have actualized
we will have actualized
you will have actualized
they will have actualized
Future Continuous
I will be actualizing
you will be actualizing
he/she/it will be actualizing
we will be actualizing
you will be actualizing
they will be actualizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been actualizing
you have been actualizing
he/she/it has been actualizing
we have been actualizing
you have been actualizing
they have been actualizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been actualizing
you will have been actualizing
he/she/it will have been actualizing
we will have been actualizing
you will have been actualizing
they will have been actualizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been actualizing
you had been actualizing
he/she/it had been actualizing
we had been actualizing
you had been actualizing
they had been actualizing
I would actualize
you would actualize
he/she/it would actualize
we would actualize
you would actualize
they would actualize
Past Conditional
I would have actualized
you would have actualized
he/she/it would have actualized
we would have actualized
you would have actualized
they would have actualized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.actualize - make real or concreteactualize - make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
incarnate - make concrete and real
express - manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait); "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"
2.actualize - represent or describe realistically
represent - describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; "He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"


To make real or actual:
Idioms: bring to pass, carry into effect.


[ˈæktjʊəlaɪz] VT
1. (= make real) → realizar
2. (= represent) → representar de manera realista, describir con realismo


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