transitive verb-·tized·, -·tiz·ing
Origin of hypostatizefrom Classical Greek hypostatos ( from hyphistanai: see hypostasis) + -ize
transitive verbhy·pos·ta·tized, hy·pos·ta·tiz·ing, hy·pos·ta·tiz·es
Origin of hypostatizeFrom Greek hupostatos placed under, substantial from huphistasthai to stand under, exist hupo beneath ; see hypo- . histasthai middle voice of histanai to set, place ; see epistasis .
(third-person singular simple present hypostatizes, present participle hypostatizing, simple past and past participle hypostatized)
- To make into, or regarded as, a separate and distinct substance; to construct a contextually-subjective and complex abstraction, idea, or concept into a universal object without regard to nuance or change in character.
- Progressives are wrong to hypostatize their belief in mankind's eternal advance, and to disavow anything that does not fit this preordained vision. - Cardozo Law Review, February 2005
- To attribute actual or personal existence to.