Definitions of realize

  1. make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; " our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
  2. be fully aware or cognizant of
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. expand or complete ( a thorough- based part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
  6. convert into cash; of goods and property
  7. 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"
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune.
  11. 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.
  12. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.
  13. To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc.
  14. 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.
  15. To sell property for ready money.
  16. Realizable.
  17. 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.
  18. To perceive as a reality; feel or appreciate fully.
  19. To make real; accomplish in fact.
  20. To obtain as a profit; convert into cash.
  21. To convert property into cash; sell out. realise.
  22. 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. She looked around to realize the night. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. 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
  3. You don't realize what you have done for us all. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  4. Yet we never realize it until long after it has passed away. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  5. I think that perhaps you don't quite realize what a saint he is in every way. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  6. 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
  7. She could hardly realize that it had ever been. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. Now I realize she did. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. " One can realize a little of it by looking out. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  10. Do you realize what's happened? – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  11. " Why, honey, you don't realize it, but this is the beginning! – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
  12. It seems to me that very few parents realize this. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  13. Surely you can realize what she has escaped. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  14. He is doing what we realize must be done." – Border, Breed Nor Birth by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  15. He had, indeed, been ill for days, but he did not realize that. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  16. Do you realize that I am the most- talked- about man in all New York? – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  17. I didn't realize we were so close to them. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  18. " Oh, then you realize that you are-" " Out of place here?" – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  19. Of several early attempts, his was the first to realize any form of success. – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
  20. I just didn't realize it. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart