pragmatize (pragmatizes, present participle pragmatizing; past and past participle pragmatized)

  1. (intransitive) To consider, represent, or embody (something unreal) as fact; to materialize.
    • One of the miraculous passages in the life of Mohammed himself is traced plausibly by Sprenger to such a pragmatized metaphor.
  2. (intransitive) To behave in a pragmatic manner; to focus on the material or practical rather than abstractions.

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