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English verb: realise

1. realise (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, realize, 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

2. realise (possession) convert into cash; of goods and property


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sell

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)harmonise, harmonize

Domain categorymusic

4. realise (creation) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to

SamplesOur ideas must be substantiated into actions.

Synonymsactualise, actualize, realize, substantiate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

Narrower (hyponym)express, incarnate

5. realise (cognition) be fully aware or cognizant of

Synonymsagnise, agnize, realize, recognise, recognize

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

Broader (hypernym)cognise, cognize, know

Narrower (hyponym)know

6. realise (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.

Synonymsrealize, 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

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