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realize

re·al·ize

realize

 
pronunciation:
ri laIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: realized, realizes, realizing
definition 1: become aware of, or clearly perceive or understand.
I failed to realize how unhappy she was.I just realized that it's past midnight.He suddenly realized that nothing was more important to him than his family.
synonyms:
appreciate, comprehend, perceive, understand
similar words:
apprehend, conceive, discern, discover, fathom, gather, get, glean, grasp, know, psych out, recognize, see
definition 2: to make happen; actualize.
She realized her dream of success.
synonyms:
actualize, fulfill
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, attain, carry out, compass, consummate, effect, effectuate, execute, materialize, produce, reach
definition 3: to obtain (income or profit).
The company realized a profit in the first quarter.
synonyms:
clear, net
similar words:
achieve, acquire, gain, obtain, reap
derivations: realizable (adj.), realizably (adv.)