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

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    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. Rob Bishop:

    It's not the end of the world, market forces, as long as they realize we're moving forward to a solution and we're close to it, I think that would mitigate against anything that would be negative that would impact the entire market.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

  3. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    Some men just aren't cut out for paternity. Better they should realize it before and not after they become responsible for a son.

  4. Abe Hagenston:

    I've rebuilt my life a few times but this time I'm not getting it, people don't realize how tough it is to come from nothing when you don't have any family or any friends.

  5. Kiaran McLaughlin:

    Once you get there and realize they are fine without medication and they can run without being treated, you learn quick it’s somewhat overrated with medications.

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Translations for realize

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  • ادرك, باع, حققArabic
  • adonar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • uskutečnitCzech
  • realisierenGerman
  • 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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