"a making real," 1824, noun of action from actualize. Related: Actualisation.
"to make actual," 1810, first attested in Coleridge, from actual + -ize. Related: Actualized; actualizing.
chiefly British English spelling of actualization; for suffix, see -ize.
"realization or fulfillment of oneself," 1939, from self- + actualization. Popularized, though not coined, by U.S. psychologist and philosopher Abraham H. Maslow.
updated on September 14, 2022