I'd like to ask if sentence “We accelerate ideas” sounds odd or natural? What is the best word/phrasal to describe transformation of the ideas into reality/real things?

  • "We create the future" sounds nice. – Manish Giri Aug 3 '14 at 12:07
  • Request for personal preferences or suggestions make the question off-topic!! – user66974 Aug 3 '14 at 13:10
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    "We accelerate ideas" sounds like corporate fluff; likely from a company ruled by the sales department. – Wayfaring Stranger Aug 3 '14 at 13:39
  • Yes, the expression "we accelerate ideas" sounds odd, and does not convey the meaning you are after. To accelerate means to quicken something, in other words you are saying "we" make ideas go faster. Is that a good or bad thing? – Mari-Lou A Oct 22 '15 at 0:41
  • We make ideas become reality” is cliché, but it renders the meaning more accurately. – Mari-Lou A Oct 22 '15 at 0:46

"He realized his grand idea in the form of..."

[Or, the more anachronistic but electrifying "reified"]


To materialize can convey the idea:

  • To cause to become real or actual: By building the house, we materialized a dream.

Flesh out [1. [MWV] (tr) to give substance to (an argument, description, etc): Collins] is often used:

the theorists have fleshed out a variety of scenarios [ODO]

'Realise' is a synonym of 'materialize', but both have more common senses and are thus perhaps a poorer choice.


Consider the verb execute

Carry out or put into effect (a plan, order, or course of action): the corporation executed a series of financial deals [Oxford Dictionary Online]

The term is often used in business to indicate decisive implementation. The term executive is directly related, as one who is charged with bringing something to fruition. You might say

Some companies play with ideas. We execute.

Similarly implement

Put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect [ also ODO]


We manifest reality where there were only dreams.

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After experiencing a momentary lapse of "writer's block," a Google query to this post inspired me with the right word, which I’m compelled to share-behold-incarnate:

  1. "embodied in flesh; given a bodily, especially a human, form."
  2. "personified or typified, as a quality or idea: chivalry incarnate."
  3. 'flesh-colored or crimson."
  4. 'put (an idea or other abstract concept) into concrete form.'
  • How exactly is incarnate the right word? How should it be used? In addition to providing the definition, your answer should address the above points. – Ben Oct 21 '15 at 23:55
  • Implicitly, #4 satisfies the second-part of the question, "what is the best word/phrasal to describe transformation of the ideas into reality/real things?" so I was compelled to share the inspiration. Thank you, @TowerofTesla. – alexanderjsingleton Oct 24 '15 at 0:06
  • (+1) You're welcome @ alexanderjsingleton – Ben Oct 24 '15 at 0:09

"We accelerate ideas" sounds like a slogan or logo subtitle, of a company of the not so trustworthy kind.

The problem is that it is too general - a bad marketing department could apply this to every second company.

If you use it to actually describe "turning ideas into reality" - how should the reader know?


To turn ideas into reality or to concretise ideas may fit.

"Concretise" means to render concrete; make real or specific; give tangible form to


Make one's dreams come true

something that happens that you have always hoped for
"Meeting you is a dream come true for me."
Macmillan Dictionary

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