What is the meaning of realize?


  • Be fully aware or cognizant of.
  • Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally.
    • usage: "Now I see"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is"; "I don't understand the idea"
  • Make real or concrete; give reality or substance to.
    • usage: "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
  • Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.
    • usage: "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"
  • Convert into cash; of goods and property.
  • Expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass.
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