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Definition of REALIZE

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Realize \Re"al*ize\, v. i.
     To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc. [1913 Webster]

           Wary men took the alarm, and began to realize, a word now first brought into use to express the conversion of ideal property into something real.      --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Realize \Re"al*ize\ (r[=e]"al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Realized} (-[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Realizing} (-[imac]`z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. r['e]aliser.]
     1. To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to effectuate; to accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or project. [1913 Webster]

              We realize what Archimedes had only in hypothesis, weighing a single grain against the globe of earth.
                                                    --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [1913 Webster]

              Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them [Greek inscriptions] which realize ancient history to us.                                --Jowett. [1913 Webster]

              We can not realize it in thought, that the object .
              . . had really no being at any past moment. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

     3. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune. [1913 Webster]

     4. To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to realize large profits from a speculation. [1913 Webster]

              Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who could by diligent thrift realize a good estate.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     5. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

214 Moby Thesaurus words for "realize": absorb, accomplish, achieve, act, actualize, adumbrate, appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, attain, author, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of, be conversant with, be informed, be productive, be sold, be with one, bear, beget, body forth, breed, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring in, bring into being, bring off, bring to effect, bring to fruition, bring to pass, call to mind, call up, capitalize on, cash in on, catch, catch on, catch on to, cause, clean up, clear, cognize, coin money, commercialize, commit, compass, comprehend, conceive, conceptualize, conjure up, constitute, consummate, create, deal with, demonstrate, dig, digest, discern, discharge, dispatch, dispose of, distinguish, do, do the job, do the trick, do to, earn, effect, effectuate, embody, enact, engender, engineer, envisage, envision, establish, execute, exemplify, fancy, father, fathom, feature, fetch, figure, follow, foreshadow, form, found, fulfill, gain, gain by, generate, gestate, get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, go and do, grasp, gross, have, have information about, have it taped, have knowledge of, identify, illustrate, image, imagine, impersonate, inaugurate, incarnate, incept, industrialize, inflict, install, institute, just see, ken, knock off, know, know again, learn, make, make a killing, make money, make money by, make out, manage, mass-produce, master, materialize, mirror, nail, net, objectify, occasion, organize, originate, overproduce, pay, peg, perceive, perform, perpetrate, personate, personify, picture, place, polish off, possess, prefigure, prehend, pretypify, produce, profit, project, pull off, put away, reach, read, realize on, recall knowledge of, recognize, reflect, reidentify, render, represent, return, savvy, score, see, seize, seize the meaning, sell, sell for, sense, set afloat, set on foot, set up, shadow, shadow forth, sire, spot, succeed, summon up, take, take and do, take care of, take in, tell, turn a penny, turn the trick, turn to account, turn to profit, twig, understand, up and do, vision, visualize, volume-produce, win, work, work out, wot, wot of, wreak


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