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Verb1.literalise - make literal; "literalize metaphors"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
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It's like I bought a can that said "peaches," got peaches in the can, but the can was rusty, so the peaches were, too.
Movies and television have a way of using a soundtrack not just to create a mood but to literalise it.
I came to literalise the phrase "you make your bed, and then you lie in it" when I realised that I was going to make my own bed from then on.
In this context, Yang's work may seem to literalise the cliche that contemporary art is a costly bauble (although at 50,000 [euro] it is not quite in the Koonsian bracket).