Hypostasize
Hypostasize Hy*pos"ta*size, v. t. To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The pressed Newtonians . . . refused to hypostasize the law of gravitation into an ether. --Coleridge.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hypostasize — (Amer.) v. hypostatize, recognize as existing, recognize as a reality; represent as substantial reality (also hypostasise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypostasize — /huy pos teuh suyz , hi /, v.t., hypostasized, hypostasizing. to assume the reality of (an idea, proposition, etc.); hypostatize. Also, esp. Brit., hypostasise. [1800 10; HYPOSTAS(IS) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypostasize — or hypostasise verb formal treat or represent as concrete reality …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypostasize — hy·pos·ta·size …   English syllables

  • hypostasize — hy•pos•ta•size [[t]haɪˈpɒs təˌsaɪz, hɪ [/t]] v. t. sized, siz•ing to hypostatize • Etymology: 1800–10; hypostas (is) + ize …   From formal English to slang

  • hypostasize — hīˈpästəˌsīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Late Latin hypostasis + English ize : hypostatize …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypostasized — hypostasize (Amer.) v. hypostatize, recognize as existing, recognize as a reality; represent as substantial reality (also hypostasise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypostasizes — hypostasize (Amer.) v. hypostatize, recognize as existing, recognize as a reality; represent as substantial reality (also hypostasise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypostasizing — hypostasize (Amer.) v. hypostatize, recognize as existing, recognize as a reality; represent as substantial reality (also hypostasise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypostasise — hypostasize or hypostasise transitive verb same as ↑hypostatize below • • • Main Entry: ↑hypo …   Useful english dictionary

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