Definitions of realize

  1. make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; " our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
  2. 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"
  3. convert into cash; of goods and property
  4. 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"
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune.
  8. 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.
  9. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.
  10. To bring into actual existence; hence, to accomplish; to cause to seem true to nature or fact; to perceive the true nature of; to feel fully and vividly; change, as real estate, into money; gain; as, he realized five thousand dollars from the sale.
  11. To sell property for ready money.
  12. Realizable.
  13. To make real: to bring into being or act: to accomplish: to convert into real property: to obtain, as a possession: to feel strongly: to comprehend completely: to bring home to one's own experience.
  14. To perceive as a reality; feel or appreciate fully.
  15. To make real; accomplish in fact.
  16. To obtain as a profit; convert into cash.
  17. To convert property into cash; sell out. realise.
  18. To bring into being or act; to accomplish; to convert into real estate or into money; to consider or treat as real; to bring home to one's self; to bring into actual existence or possession.

Usage examples for realize

  1. I think that perhaps you don't quite realize what a saint he is in every way. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  2. It seems to me that very few parents realize this. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  3. " Oh, then you realize that you are-" " Out of place here?" – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  4. Yet we never realize it until long after it has passed away. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  5. I ought to have made you realize that long ago, but I liked you, and, you see, I didn't quite know. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  6. She could hardly realize that it had ever been. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  7. She looked around to realize the night. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  8. Surely you can realize what she has escaped. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  9. Do you realize what's happened? – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  10. The drawing master had come to realize that, in looking at Paul, one saw only his white teeth and the forced animation of his eyes. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  11. I didn't realize we were so close to them. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  12. Do you realize that I am the most- talked- about man in all New York? – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  13. He had, indeed, been ill for days, but he did not realize that. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. Of several early attempts, his was the first to realize any form of success. – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
  15. " One can realize a little of it by looking out. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  16. I just didn't realize it. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. You don't realize what you have done for us all. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe