• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Pragmatize To consider, represent, or embody (something unreal) as fact; to materialize. "A pragmatized metaphor."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pragmatize To make real or material; attribute a practical objective existence to (some product of imagination or fancy).
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In literature:

"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIV. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Surrounding European War Does Not End--August, 1742-July, 1744" by Thomas Carlyle
We've been reading James's 'Pragmatism.
"Saint's Progress" by John Galsworthy
Some kinds of criticism are as much too insipid as others are too pragmatical.
"Table-Talk" by William Hazlitt
The frontier experience had a profound influence on the development of the American philosophy of pragmatism.
"The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784" by George D. Wolf
He is very emotional, also pragmatic.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
The pragmatic and aesthetic qualities of a story do not guarantee its historical truth.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
Schiller seems to prefer 'it'; but he too makes much play with pragmatism as an entity.
"Rationalism" by John Mackinnon Robertson
Three years later England had entered the field as an upholder of the Pragmatic Sanction.
"Rulers of India: Lord Clive" by George Bruce Malleson
I'm too pragmatic, I suppose, but I want to know when we start the rockets and be on our way.
"Accidental Flight" by Floyd L. Wallace
Another reason for the close ties to the Soviet Union was pure pragmatism on the part of the Bulgarian communist leaders.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

In news:

Next president must embrace pragmatism .
Tea party freshmen balance principles, pragmatism , party loyalty.
In Libya's first post-Qaddafi elections, pragmatism trumps ideology.
Pragmatic recommendations for sick economies are temporary stimulus (help for GM and banks), tax increases for the wealthy, focused regulation, and retaining government workers that help maintain buying power.
McEachern's pragmatism worth two more years.
He strikes us as a hard worker, a pragmatic problem-solver, a good manager.
Across the Primary States, Voters Weigh Principles and Pragmatism .
Capello's pragmatism continues as he quits England.
A pragmatic Westerner for the White House.
The Pragmatic Way to Accomplish Your Goals.
Pragmatic Approach to Audio and Video Integration.
I find it's very pragmatic.
CAT-5 Transmission: Pragmatic Communications Systems' CATS VGA System.
Townsend hopes state leaders focus on ' pragmatic ' ideas.
Pragmatic Partners Promote Workplace Safety.

In science:

The generator takes input which allows for the specification of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic constraints on the output.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
Their generator does, however, not take pragmatic constraints into account.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
Taking for granted their argumentation, we tackle the tunnel resonances using a common theory of resonance scattering in the Breit-Wigner approximation with a more pragmatic goal.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Although the above result may appear negative, it allows a pragmatic classification of the stochastic or chaotic feature of the signal, according to the dependence of the ǫ-entropy on ǫ and this yields some freedom in modeling systems .
Properties making a chaotic system a good Pseudo Random Number Generator
Suppose that the dynamics of the loop of paper are such that at zero fluctuation s the twist is effectively quite localized, so that we can pragmatically identify where the twist is on the loop.
Models of measurement for quantum fields and for classical continuous random fields