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Meaning & Definition of Realize in English

English

Realize

/riəlaɪz/

verb

1. Be fully aware or cognizant of

    synonym:
  • recognize
  • ,
  • recognise
  • ,
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise
  • ,
  • agnize
  • ,
  • agnise

2. Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

  • "Now i see!"
  • "I just can't see your point"
  • "Does she realize how important this decision is?"
  • "I don't understand the idea"
    synonym:
  • understand
  • ,
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise
  • ,
  • see

3. Make real or concrete

  • Give reality or substance to
  • "Our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
    synonym:
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise
  • ,
  • actualize
  • ,
  • actualise
  • ,
  • substantiate

4. Earn on some commercial or business transaction

  • Earn as salary or wages
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • gain
  • ,
  • take in
  • ,
  • clear
  • ,
  • make
  • ,
  • earn
  • ,
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise
  • ,
  • pull in
  • ,
  • bring in

5. Convert into cash

  • Of goods and property
    synonym:
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise

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

    synonym:
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise

Examples of using

I didn't realize the importance of that problem.
Don't you realize your behavior reflects on all of us?
I didn't realize how serious the situation was.