hypostatize


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hy·pos·ta·tize

 (hī-pŏs′tə-tīz′)
tr.v. hy·pos·ta·tized, hy·pos·ta·tiz·ing, hy·pos·ta·tiz·es
To ascribe material existence to.

[From Greek hupostatos, placed under, substantial, from huphistasthai, to stand under, exist : hupo, beneath; see hypo- + histasthai, middle voice of histanai, to set, place; see epistasis.]

hy·pos′ta·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.

hypostatize

(haɪˈpɒstəˌtaɪz) or

hypostatise

vb (tr)
1. to regard or treat as real
2. to embody or personify
hyˌpostatiˈzation, hyˌpostatiˈsation n

hy•pos•ta•tize

(haɪˈpɒs təˌtaɪz, hɪ-)

v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to treat or regard (a concept) as a distinct substance or reality.
[1820–30; < Greek hypostat(ós) placed under, supporting, v. adj. of hyphistánai to place under (see hypostasis) + -ize]
hy•pos`ta•ti•za′tion, n.

hypostatize


Past participle: hypostatized
Gerund: hypostatizing

Imperative
hypostatize
hypostatize
Present
I hypostatize
you hypostatize
he/she/it hypostatizes
we hypostatize
you hypostatize
they hypostatize
Preterite
I hypostatized
you hypostatized
he/she/it hypostatized
we hypostatized
you hypostatized
they hypostatized
Present Continuous
I am hypostatizing
you are hypostatizing
he/she/it is hypostatizing
we are hypostatizing
you are hypostatizing
they are hypostatizing
Present Perfect
I have hypostatized
you have hypostatized
he/she/it has hypostatized
we have hypostatized
you have hypostatized
they have hypostatized
Past Continuous
I was hypostatizing
you were hypostatizing
he/she/it was hypostatizing
we were hypostatizing
you were hypostatizing
they were hypostatizing
Past Perfect
I had hypostatized
you had hypostatized
he/she/it had hypostatized
we had hypostatized
you had hypostatized
they had hypostatized
Future
I will hypostatize
you will hypostatize
he/she/it will hypostatize
we will hypostatize
you will hypostatize
they will hypostatize
Future Perfect
I will have hypostatized
you will have hypostatized
he/she/it will have hypostatized
we will have hypostatized
you will have hypostatized
they will have hypostatized
Future Continuous
I will be hypostatizing
you will be hypostatizing
he/she/it will be hypostatizing
we will be hypostatizing
you will be hypostatizing
they will be hypostatizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hypostatizing
you have been hypostatizing
he/she/it has been hypostatizing
we have been hypostatizing
you have been hypostatizing
they have been hypostatizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hypostatizing
you will have been hypostatizing
he/she/it will have been hypostatizing
we will have been hypostatizing
you will have been hypostatizing
they will have been hypostatizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hypostatizing
you had been hypostatizing
he/she/it had been hypostatizing
we had been hypostatizing
you had been hypostatizing
they had been hypostatizing
Conditional
I would hypostatize
you would hypostatize
he/she/it would hypostatize
we would hypostatize
you would hypostatize
they would hypostatize
Past Conditional
I would have hypostatized
you would have hypostatized
he/she/it would have hypostatized
we would have hypostatized
you would have hypostatized
they would have hypostatized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hypostatize - construe as a real existence, of a conceptual entity
reify - consider an abstract concept to be real
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