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definition 1: become aware of, or clearly perceive or understand.
example: I failed to realize how unhappy she was.
example: I just realized that it’s past midnight.
example: He suddenly realized that nothing was more important to him than his family.
example: It took me a moment to realize the seriousness of what had just happened.
definition 2: to make happen; actualize.
example: She realized her dream of success.
definition 3: to obtain (income or profit).
example: The company realized a profit in the first quarter.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb realize (definition 2)
realize + NOUN: ~ dream, ~ ambition, ~ aspiration, ~ potential, ~ objective, ~ goal, ~ aim