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, 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

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.

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

  2. realize(Verb)

    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. 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.

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

  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.

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

  5. realize(Verb)

    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. realize(Verb)

    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. 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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  3. Realize(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  5. Realize(verb)

    to convert into actual money; as, to realize assets

    Etymology: [Cf. F. raliser.]

  6. Realize(verb)

    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  

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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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. Hamdeen Sabahy:

    We failed the Egyptian people. We were unable to form a serious organized body to represent them, egypt needs alternatives. When Egyptians realize that five years after the revolution the answers they are offered are the same ones they have always been offered then our job isn't just to point that out but to provide alternatives.

  2. Ahmed Assaf:

    The people are now terrified. They don't speak up, fearing reprisal. if you look around and see what is going on in the Arab world, you realize how much freedom we enjoy here.

  3. Dana Gunders:

    Nobody wakes up in the morning wanting to waste food, but it happens in little bits and pieces, we are so price-sensitive in the store, but when we get home and eventually throw out a quarter of the cheese we just bought, we don't realize that's another $1.50.

  4. Channing Dungey:

    We knew that ‘American Idol’ on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success, i am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.

  5. William Halford:

    I hope that, if there is an investigation, that the medical community and the FDA actually takes a moment to realize that [ the vaccine ] actually helped people, i don't know what Dr. Bill did before I met him. I can't really comment on that, but I do know that this was life-changing for me... and I know that it helped a bunch of people, and these were people who were chronically ill and not getting better.

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Translations for realize

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  • ادرك, باع, حققArabic
  • adonar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • uskutečnitCzech
  • αντιλαμβάνομαιGreek
  • ekkonscii, realigiEsperanto
  • realizarSpanish
  • تحقق بخشیدنPersian
  • tajuta, hoksata, ymmärtää, toteuttaa, älytä, realisoida, huomataFinnish
  • se rendre compte, réaliserFrench
  • ráeszmél, észrevesz, felismer, ráébred, rádöbben, megvalósít, eszébe jut, rájönHungarian
  • rendersi conto, realizzare, liquidare, accorgersi, fruttareItalian
  • 実現, 悟るJapanese
  • 실현하다Korean
  • sentio, efficioLatin
  • realizēt, īstenotLatvian
  • huatauMāori
  • beseffen, zich realiseren, bewerkstelligen, realiseren, inzienDutch
  • realizować, spostrzec, uświadomić, zdać sobie sprawęPolish
  • realizar, perceber, notar, concretizar, dar-se contaPortuguese
  • осознавать, реализовать, осуществлять, понимать, реализовывать, осознать, понять, осуществитьRussian
  • ostvaritiSerbo-Croatian
  • unovčitiSlovene
  • verkliggöra, inse, förverkliga, sanna, realiseraSwedish
  • తెలుసుకోవటంTelugu
  • усвідомитиUkrainian
  • 醒腔, 实现, 實現Chinese

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