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Definition of "realize" []

  • To comprehend completely or correctly. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring into reality; make real: He finally realized his lifelong ambition to learn how to play the violin. (verb-transitive)
  • To make realistic: a film that realizes court life of the 17th century. (verb-transitive)
  • To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit: She realized a substantial return on the investment. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring in (a sum) as profit by sale. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "realize" in a sentence
  • "None of the people that use this term realize that its all basically the product of a perfectly executed plan to remove the creativity, lyricism, fun and consciousness from mainstream rap."
  • "It was imperative that she pinpoint what - beyond just the voice - would make a label realize she was worthy of a franchise tag."
  • "What many of you may not realize, is that there is a "Grip and Grin Institute" in Canada, where magazine editors, writers, and photographers are sent to master the form it takes to wind up on the cover, or at least in a spread, of a major fishing magazine."