Definition of


  1. (verb, cognition) be fully aware or cognizant of
  2. (verb, cognition) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    I just can't see your point
    Does she realize how important this decision is?
    I don't understand the idea
  3. (verb, creation) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
  4. (verb, possession) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    She earns a lot in her new job
    this merger brought in lots of money
    He clears $5,000 each month
  5. (verb, possession) convert into cash; of goods and property
  6. (verb, creation) expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Realize

  1. 1611, "bring into existence," from Fr. r?aliser "make real," from M.Fr. real "actual," from O.Fr. (see real (adj.)). Sense of "understand clearly" is first recorded 1775. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Realize

rails, ralegh, raleigh, rayleigh, rayless, realise, relace, relax, release, relic, religious, relish, rheologic, rheology, rilke, rollick, rowlock, royal house

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