REALIZE

understand, realize, realise, see

(verb) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; “Now I see!”; “I just can’t see your point”; “Does she realize how important this decision is?”; “I don’t understand the idea”

recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise

(verb) be fully aware or cognizant of

realize, realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate

(verb) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; “our ideas must be substantiated into actions”

realize, realise

(verb) expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass

realize, realise

(verb) convert into cash; of goods and property

gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in

(verb) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; “How much do you make a month in your new job?”; “She earns a lot in her new job”; “this merger brought in lots of money”; “He clears $5,000 each month”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

realize (third-person singular simple present realizes, present participle realizing, simple past and past participle realized)

(formal, transitive) To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into reality; to bring into real existence

Synonyms: accomplish, actualize, materialize

(transitive) To become aware of (a fact or situation, especially of something that has been true for a long time).

(transitive) To cause to seem real; to sense vividly or strongly; to make one's own in thought or experience.

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

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

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

(transitive, linguistics) To turn an abstract linguistic object into actual language, especially said of a phoneme's conversion into speech sound.

Source: Wiktionary


Re"al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Realized; p. pr. & vb. n. Realizing.] Etym: [Cf. F. réaliser.]

1. To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or project. We realize what Archimedes had only in hypothesis, weighting a single grain against the globe of earth. Glanvill.

2. 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. Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them [Greek inscriptions] which realize ancient history to us. Jowett. We can not realize it in thought, that the object . . . had really no being at any past moment. Sir W. Hamilton.

3. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune.

4. To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to realize large profits from a speculation. Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who could by diligent thrift realize a good estate. Macaulay.

5. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.

Re"al*ize, v. t.

Definition: To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc. Wary men took the alarm, and began to realize, a word now first brought into use to express the conversion of ideal property into something real. W. Irving.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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