What does realize mean?

Definitions for realize
ˈri əˌlaɪzre·al·ize

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word realize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agniseverb

    be fully aware or cognizant of

  2. understand, realize, realise, seeverb

    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, substantiateverb

    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 inverb

    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, realiseverb

    convert into cash; of goods and property

  6. realize, realiseverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. realizeverb

    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.

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

  2. realizeverb

    To become aware of a fact or situation.

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

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

  3. realizeverb

    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.

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

  4. realizeverb

    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.

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

  5. realizeverb

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

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

  6. realizeverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Realizeverb

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  2. Realizeverb

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  3. Realizeverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  4. Realizeverb

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  5. Realizeverb

    to convert into actual money; as, to realize assets

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  6. Realizeverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

Editors Contribution

  1. realize

    To feel, know and be aware of intuitively.

    They did realize how blessed they are to be getting married.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of realize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of realize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of realize in a Sentence

  1. Nikki Haley:

    I think that if you look at the fact that when this information came out, they were so quick to defend, they didn't look shocked, they didn't look surprised. They were so quick to defend. And then the evidence comes out and we see exactly what it is. And we know exactly what the environment was. Then you realize that...

  2. John Bolton:

    When your whole premise is America first, I think it's too narrow of a view, we need to realize that both the biggest challenges and the biggest opportunities in Africa occur in much more of a non-traditional security and development space.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I fully agree with the famous quote by Sir Isaac Newton, one of the genius scientists and a great philosopher: “I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” In my view, this quote and underlying thought process are the best examples of humility and modesty as much as the self-realization attained by a brilliant mind. When we think about our accomplishments, no matter how huge those are in quantity or how outstanding in quality, we realize and appreciate that the great ocean of truth still lays all undiscovered, yet awaiting millions and trillions of seekers like us, who are yet to arrive in next generations. Newton's thoughtful quote, that honest truth, certainly brings us back to reality, and down to earth, lest we forget.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    As a woman you're really held to a totally different standard and you're expected to be both strong and vulnerable at the same time. That's not easy to do. And so you just have to be who you are to the best of your ability but it is somewhat frustrating, we all feel like if you do it you're criticized, if you don't do it you're criticized. It's just so hard to get people to realize that you know we're all different. We may all be women. We have our strengths we have our weaknesses. Eventually people they get you or they don't.

  5. Fred Jr.:

    I look back, we realize that was the first sign of that rage and that frustration of him not being able to be himself and not being able to remember things.

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Translations for realize

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  • ادرك, حقق, باعArabic
  • adonar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • uskutečnitCzech
  • realisierenGerman
  • αντιλαμβάνομαιGreek
  • ekkonscii, realigiEsperanto
  • realizarSpanish
  • تحقق بخشیدنPersian
  • realisoida, ymmärtää, toteuttaa, huomata, hoksata, älytä, tajutaFinnish
  • réaliser, se rendre compteFrench
  • felismer, ráeszmél, megvalósít, ráébred, észrevesz, rájön, rádöbben, eszébe jutHungarian
  • realizzare, rendersi conto, liquidare, accorgersi, fruttareItalian
  • 悟る, 実現Japanese
  • 실현하다Korean
  • efficio, sentioLatin
  • īstenot, realizētLatvian
  • huatauMāori
  • realiseren, bewerkstelligen, zich realiseren, inzien, beseffenDutch
  • spostrzec, uświadomić, zdać sobie sprawę, realizowaćPolish
  • notar, dar-se conta, concretizar, realizar, perceberPortuguese
  • понять, осознать, реализовывать, осознавать, понимать, осуществлять, реализовать, осуществитьRussian
  • ostvaritiSerbo-Croatian
  • unovčitiSlovene
  • förverkliga, verkliggöra, inse, realisera, sannaSwedish
  • తెలుసుకోవటంTelugu
  • усвідомитиUkrainian
  • 醒腔, 實現, 实现Chinese

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