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verb (realis, ing)
  1. (transitive) To become aware of a fact or situation.
He realised that he had left his umbrella on the train.
  1. (transitive) 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 what Archimedes had only in hypothesis, weighting a single grain against the globe of earth. — w:Joseph Glanvill, Joseph Glanvill.
      1. (transitive) 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 ancient history to us. — w:Benjamin Jowett, Benjamin Jowett.
    • We can not it in thought, that the object . . . had really no being at any past moment. — w:Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet, Sir William Hamilton.
      1. (transitive) To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune.
      2. (transitive) To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to realise large profits from a speculation.
    • Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who could by diligent thrift realize a good estate. — w:Macaulay, Macaulay.
      1. (transitive) To convert into actual money; as, to realise assets.
      2. (transitive) 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 , a word now first brought into use to express the conversion of ideal property into something real. — w:Washington Irving, Washington Irving.
Translations: 
  • French: réaliser
  • German: realisieren (mainly used together with project)
  • Italian: rendersi conto (that: che)
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: realizar

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