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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of actualize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. changed from potential to actual.

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Examples

  • God, it was said, “sees” all of time in one eternal instant; yet seeing, like knowing, requires real relations in the perceiver; moreover, one cannot see as fully actualized that which is still only possibly to be actualized, that is to say, the partially indeterminate future.

    Process Theism

  • That both of these queries could be answered in the affirmative is a possibility, but the more important point is that no one knows or could know until such time as the potentialities were actualized, that is, until they ceased being potentialities.

    Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy

  • Complementing the overt philosophic cast of the last participle, for not yet "actualized" rather than merely not yet recognized, Wordsworth's verse, in and beyond the Intimations Ode, is often levitated on words as well as worlds that feel churning in a line without being fully conjured into print, fleeting evocations neither quite seized upon by the lyricist as yet nor brought to be in reading.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Universal principles: as any Muslim commentator will insist, what is in view is the eternal and absolute will of God for the universe and for its human inhabitants in particular; but also something that has to be 'actualized', not a ready-made system.

    Archbishop's Lecture - Civil and Religious Law in England

  • So Heidegger agrees with Epicurus's premise three: 'Death, as possibility, gives Dasein nothing to be "actualized", nothing which Dasein, as actual, could itself be.'

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  • Even the noble aspiration of being liberated, actualized, or enlightened is largely irrelevant.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Admittedly the Rubicons of today are nothing like the original vision from Bantam Motors as actualized By Willys, My middle aged YJ is but a shadow of the original greatness, but It is a Jeep thing ... you may not yet truely understand ...

    Tom McIntyre Explains His Picks for our 2009 Hunting and Fishing Heroes and Villians Face-Off

  • When we state our intentions as if they've already been actualized, we more powerfully train our minds that they will happen.

    Tara Sophia Mohr: 12 Questions to Make 2012 Your Best Year Yet

  • The potential of freshmen year has fully exploded and actualized.

    Rick Ayers: A Graduation Speech to Remember

  • It sees the truth that sleeps underneath the inequalities: that the potential for something new and more beautiful is always present, waiting to be actualized by people who care enough to take the risk.

    Rick Ayers: A Graduation Speech to Remember

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