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. Olivier Camu:

    They realize, together with the modern classical collectors, that surrealism is still not that expensive, it's been undervalued for long and still is. Now that's gradually, slowly coming up, and together with 15 years of surrealist sales and new records...the sale is crystallising that interest.

  2. Republican Representative Steven Fincher:

    These members realize the importance of the bank and realize that our constituents do not send us to Washington to shut the world down, it's unacceptable for Congress to stand idly by and let millions of jobs dissolve.

  3. Ryan Gosling:

    To be a part of that anyway was surreal, but then to get to set and realize the sets were fully functioning worlds that you could inhabit… The props worked… You were just completely immersed in this universe that you grew up watching and imagining so it was very impressive, overwhelming.

  4. Kathleen Marchetti:

    People began to realize that by smoking, they weren't just affecting their own health, but people around them that they cared about.

  5. Kumiko Love:

    We've all put away a can of tomato paste to realize you have six already.

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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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