Definitions for realizeˈri əˌlaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•al•izeˈri əˌlaɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to grasp or understand clearly.

  2. to make real; give reality to (a hope, fear, plan, etc.).

  3. to bring vividly to the mind.

  4. to convert into cash or money:

    to realize securities.

  5. to obtain for oneself by trade, labor, or investment, as a profit or income.

  6. to bring as proceeds, as from a sale.

  7. to write out or sight-read on a keyboard instrument the full musical harmonization of (a figured bass).

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. Ling. to serve as an actual instance in speech or writing of (an abstract linguistic element or category).

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  9. (v.i.)to convert property or goods into cash or money.

Origin of realize:

1605–15; < F réaliser, MF, =realreal1+-iser -ize

re′al•iz`a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise(verb)

    be fully aware or cognizant of

  2. 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"

  3. realize, realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate(verb)

    make real or concrete; give reality or substance to

    "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

  4. 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"

  5. realize, realise(verb)

    convert into cash; of goods and property

  6. realize, realise(verb)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. realize(verb)ˈri əˌlaɪz

    to understand or know

    Suddenly I realized that I was late.; She began to realize how wrong she'd been.; Someone took my wallet without me realizing.

  2. realizeˈri əˌlaɪz

    to achieve or reach a goal

    It takes work to realize your dreams.; the realization that I had nowhere to go; the realization of her potential

Wiktionary

  1. realize(Verb)

    To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to accomplish.

    The objectives of the project were never fully realized.

  2. realize(Verb)

    To become aware of a fact or situation.

    He realized that he had left his umbrella on the train.

  3. realize(Verb)

    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.

  4. realize(Verb)

    To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get

    to realize large profits from a speculation.

  5. realize(Verb)

    To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares, bonds, etc.

  6. realize(Verb)

    To convert into real property; to make real estate of.

  7. Origin: Attested since 1610, from réaliser, from real, from reel, from realis, from res; as if .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Realize(verb)

    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. Realize(verb)

    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

  3. Realize(verb)

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

  4. Realize(verb)

    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

  5. Realize(verb)

    to convert into actual money; as, to realize assets

  6. Realize(verb)

    to convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'realize' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1233

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'realize' in Verbs Frequency: #353

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