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English verb: realize

1. realize (cognition) be fully aware or cognizant of


Synonymsagnise, agnize, realise, recognise, recognize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)cognise, cognize, know


Narrower (hyponym)know

2. realize (cognition) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally


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


ExamplesThey realize that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsrealise, see, understand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)appreciate, perceive, take account


Verb groupenvision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, see, see, visualise, visualize

3. realize (creation) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to


SamplesOur ideas must be substantiated into actions.


ExamplesDid he realize his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsactualise, actualize, realise, substantiate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)express, incarnate

4. realize (possession) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages


SamplesHow 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.


Synonymsbring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, take in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)bear, bring home, eke out, gross, pay, profit, rake in, rake off, shovel in, squeeze out, take home, turn a profit, yield


Verb groupclear, make, net, sack, sack up

5. realize (possession) convert into cash; of goods and property


Synonymsrealise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sell


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

6. realize (creation) expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass


Synonymsrealise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)harmonise, harmonize


Domain categorymusic









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