Definition of Realize

1. Verb. Be fully aware or cognizant of.

Exact synonyms: Agnise, Agnize, Realise, Recognise, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Cognise, Cognize, Know
Specialized synonyms: Know
Derivative terms: Realisation, Realization



2. Verb. Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally. "They realize that there was a traffic accident "; "I don't understand the idea"

3. Verb. Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to. "Did he realize his major works over a short period of time?"; "Our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

4. Verb. Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages. "They realize the money "; "He clears $5,000 each month"
Exact synonyms: Bring In, Clear, Earn, Gain, Make, Pull In, Realise, Take In
Related verbs: Make, Clear, Net, Sack, Sack Up
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Eke Out, Squeeze Out, Profit, Turn A Profit, Rake Off, Bring Home, Take Home, Rake In, Shovel In, Gross, Bear, Pay, Yield
Derivative terms: Earner, Gainer

5. Verb. Convert into cash; of goods and property.
Exact synonyms: Realise
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Sell
Derivative terms: Realisation, Realization

6. Verb. Expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass.
Exact synonyms: Realise
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Harmonise, Harmonize
Derivative terms: Realization, Realization

Definition of Realize

1. v. t. To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to effectuate; to accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or project.

2. v. i. To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc.

Definition of Realize

1. Verb. (transitive) To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to accomplish. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To become aware of a fact or situation. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause to seem real; to impress upon the mind as actual; to feel vividly or strongly; to make one's own in apprehension or experience. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive business) To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get ¹

5. Verb. (transitive business finance) To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares, bonds, etc. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive business obsolete) To convert into real property; to make real estate of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Realize

1. to understand completely [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Realize

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reality testing
reality therapy
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Literary usage of Realize

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"The lovers hardly realize even now their situation: that they are awake. 2At this point there is a reconciliation of the men. ..."

2. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... a staggerer to Cassius; he cannot realize it. The impending doom seems to soften his nature. ..."

3. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... a staggerer to Cassius; he cannot realize it. The impending doom seems to soften his nature. ..."

4. Annual Report by Fairmount Park Art Association (1903)
"Fairmount Park Art Association. must realize that he is simply a part of civilized society and in the end we shall all realize that schemes of municipal ..."

5. The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States by Horace Greeley (1864)
"And there are thousands who cannot to-day realize that they ever held opinions and accepted dogmas to which they unhesitatingly subscribed less than ten ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"To repeat part of an article in Science, 18 years ago (26 July 1901) : tion-principles of the relation of body and mind; and above all be forced to realize, ..."

7. The Methods of Ethics by Henry Sidgwick (1877)
"And ordinarily the only kind of Justice which we try to realize is that which consists in the fulfilment of contracts and definite expectations: leaving the ..."

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