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English verb: crystallize

1. crystallize (change) cause to take on a definite and clear shape


SamplesHe tried to crystallize his thoughts.


Synonymscrystalise, crystalize, crystallise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

2. crystallize (cognition) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear


SamplesCould you clarify these remarks?.
Clear up the question of who is at fault.


Synonymsclear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clarify, clear up, elucidate

3. crystallize (change) cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form


SamplesCrystallize minerals.


Synonymscrystalise, crystalize, crystallise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Causecrystalise, crystalize, crystallize, effloresce


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

4. crystallize (change) assume crystalline form; become crystallized


Synonymscrystalise, crystalize, effloresce


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)solidify


Narrower (hyponym)devitrify









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