- 1 [intransitive] (usually used in negative sentences) to take place or start to exist as expected or planned The promotion he was promised failed to materialize.
- 2[intransitive] to appear suddenly and/or in a way that cannot be explained A tall figure suddenly materialized at her side. (informal) The train failed to materialize (= it did not come).
NAmE//məˈtɪriəˌlaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they materialize
he / she / it materializes
past simple materialized
-ing form materializing
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