Definitions for: Realize

[v] perceive mentally, as of an idea; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
[v] be fully aware or cognizant of
[v] make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
[v] expand or complete (a thorough-based part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
[v] convert into cash; of goods and property
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re"al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Realized; p. pr. &
vb. n. Realizing.] [Cf. F. r['e]aliser.]
1. To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious
into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to
accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or project.

We realize what Archimedes had only in hypothesis,
weighting a single grain against the globe of earth.

2. 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.

Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them
[Greek inscriptions] which realize ancient history
to us. --Jowett.

We can not realize it in thought, that the object .
. . had really no being at any past moment. --Sir W.

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

4. 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.

Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who
could by diligent thrift realize a good estate.

5. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.

Re"al*ize, v. t.
To convert any kind of property into money, especially
property representing investments, as shares in stock
companies, bonds, etc.

Wary men took the alarm, and began to realize, a word
now first brought into use to express the conversion of
ideal property into something real. --W. Irving.

Synonyms: actualise, actualize, agnise, agnize, bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realise, realise, recognise, recognize, see, substantiate, take in, understand

See Also: acquire, appreciate, bear, bring home, cognise, cognize, create, eke out, get, gross, harmonise, harmonize, incarnate, know, make, pay, perceive, profit, rake in, rake off, sell, shovel in, squeeze out, take account, take home, turn a profit, yield

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