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realize

re·al·ize

realize

 
 
pronunciation:
ri laIz
part of speech: verb
inflections: realized, realizes, realizing
definition 1: to understand completely.
Do you realize how big a redwood tree is?
synonyms:
appreciate, comprehend, perceive, understand
similar words:
apprehend, conceive, discover, fathom, gather, get, grasp, know, recognize, see
definition 2: to make real or make happen.
She realized her dream of success.
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, attain, carry out, effect, produce, reach
derivations: realizable (adj.), realizably (adv.)