—v.i. 1. to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out: Our plans never materialized. 2. to assume material or bodily form; become corporeal: The ghost materialized before Hamlet.
—v.t. 1. to give material form to; realize: to materialize an ambition. 2. to invest with material attributes: to materialize abstract ideas with metaphors. 3. to make physically perceptible; cause (a spirit or the like) to appear in bodily form.
4. to render materialistic. Also,esp. Brit.,ma•te'ri•al•ise".