realize has definitions from the fields of business,music
1
[ verb ] be fully aware or cognizant of

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The jurors said they realize `` a proportionate distribution of these funds might disable this program in our less populous counties '' .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

It is discouraging for students to realize that the societies do not truly uphold the standards for which they are supposed to stand .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

In about seven years Griffith either invented or first realized the possibilities of virtually every resource at the disposal of the film_maker .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

Or_else the North really believes that all Southerners except a_few quaint old characters have come_around to realizing the errors of their past , and are now at_heart sharers of the American_Dream , like everybody else .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Not realizing the seriousness of the wound , the besiegers warned that if he did not surrender the house would be burned_down around him .

Related terms

know know find realization

2
[ verb ] perceive mentally, as of an idea

Examples

"Now I see!" "I just can't see your point" "Does she realize how important this decision is?" "I don't understand the idea"

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

If one wishes to discuss a literary figure who uses folklore in his work , the first thing he must realize is that the literary figure is probably part of this ignorant American public .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

The ten or more dangerous parties singled_out for prosecution were still at_large , and Pels realized that if these men entrenched themselves in their adobe_houses , defending themselves through loopholes , it would be most difficult to capture them .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

We will achieve a more vivid sense of what it is by realizing what it is not .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

At_the_same_time , you have_to face facts and realize that a man who 's been in the Marine_Corps all his life does n't understand much about politics .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

They all prayed now that the North would realize that peace must come , for Virginia had defended her land victoriously .

3
[ verb ] make real or concrete; give reality or substance to

Examples

"our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

The colonial period has generally left people believing that government can , if it wishes , provide all manner of services for them - and that with independence free_men do not have_to work to realize the benefits of modern life .

4
[ verb ] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

Examples

"How much do you make a month in your new job?" "She earns a lot in her new job" "this merger brought in lots of money" "He clears $5,000 each month"

Used in print

(The Wall Street Journal...)

The court held that the tax applied to non-profit sales because the corporations realized economic benefits by doing business as two separate entities .

(Rhode Island Governor's Proclamations:...)

Proceeds realized from these pageants are used by the Jaycees to help support their various youth , health , welfare and community betterment activities throughout the state .

5
[ verb ] (music) expand or complete (a thorough-based part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass

Synonyms

realise

Related terms

harmonize music

6
[ verb ] (business) convert into cash; of goods and property

Synonyms

realise

Related terms

sell commerce

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