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Verb: realize  'ree-u,lIz
  1. Be fully aware or cognizant of
    - recognize, recognise [Brit], realise [Brit], agnize [archaic], agnise [Brit, archaic]
  2. Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    "Does she realize how important this decision is?";
    - understand, realise [Brit], see
  3. Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
    "our ideas must be realized into actions";
    - realise [Brit], actualize, actualise [Brit], substantiate
  4. Receive money in return for work; make a profit as the result of some business transaction
    - gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realise [Brit], pull in [informal], bring in
  5. Convert into cash; of goods and property
    - realise [Brit]
  6. (music) expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
    - realise [Brit]

Derived forms: realizes, realizing, realized

Type of: acquire, cognise [Brit], cognize, create, flog [Brit, informal], get, harmonise [Brit], harmonize, know, make, sell

Encyclopedia: Realize