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. Chairman Cummings:

    This is one moment in history. And when you get to my age, and you look back and you realize, these moments are very, very, very significant. It may very well be a turning point in our country's history, I don't know, he's the only person that I know of who has accused this President of a crime.

  2. Mary Sano:

    By the time people ask for help, something strange has probably been going on for at least six months, and often, it’s family members and close friends who can provide a point of view that a change has occurred, which can allow that person to realize something is wrong.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Listen up, you should help someone else financially in order for him or her to realize his or her dreams, visions or aspirations. Better still, do motivate or inspire someone else, so that he or she can dare to pursue and actualize his or her dreams, visions or aspirations. In other words, you should sponsor at least someone. Because, you can sponsor at least someone right here or out there, in order for him or her to realize his or her dreams, visions or aspirations. Note: helping someone else by any means to realize his or her dreams, visions or aspirations is indirectly and unknowingly helping your own self to realize yours. Thus, endeavour to do just that sooner or later. ~Emeasoba George.

  4. Robert Cargill:

    After years of being wrong, I now realize the possibility of the Christian belief or Genesis actually being true. Perhaps there was a worldwide flood.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry and they see him as an angry voice, where we are beating him is when voters get more engaged and they get more informed. When they inform themselves, they realize his record. He’s what they’re angry at. He is the corruption, and if you want someone to stand up to Washington, the only one who has been doing so in this race is me.

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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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