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Hello,

Is there a good synonym for the phrase ‘to will something into existence’?

Thank you.

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Ann225

Hello,

Is there a good synonym for the phrase ‘to will something into existence’?

Thank you.

I doubt it. Nothing comes to mind. The key word here is 'good'.

to create something by force of thought?

CJ

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Ann225‘to will something into existence’?

to create something out of thin air

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Thank you. I guess that there are no real alternatives in this case.

‘Create out of thin air’ wouldn’t work in the context I had in mind.

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Ann225the context I had in mind.

What is that?

When you think you have a problem even though you don’t, but by thinking about it you will it into existence.

For instance, your throat hurts, so you start panicking about being sick and two days later you come down with a cold.

Ann225by thinking about it you will it into existence.

Usually "will into existence" means that you desire it desperately, like a winning lotto ticket. It comes from the older meaning of "will" - to want or desire.

What you are describing is "your worst fears come true" , or "Don't think about it; it might just happen." or something like that.

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Thank you for answering me so quickly.

What about ‘give agency to’ or ‘give rise to’? I know that they mean different things.

By using ‘give agency to’ I’d imply that by thinking about the problem, I’m empowering it too much, while ‘give rise to’ would suggest that me thinking about it caused it to happen. Am I right or am I talking nonsense?

You may be thinking about the power of suggestion, inflicted on yourself instead of suggested by another person.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/power-of-suggestion-examples-experiment-definition.html

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