1. [ verb ] be fully aware or cognizant of
Synonyms: realize recognize agnise recognise agnize
Related terms: know know find realization
2. [ verb ] make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
Synonyms: realize substantiate actualise actualize

"our ideas must be substantiated into actions"

Related terms: make incarnate realization realization
3. [ verb ] (music) expand or complete (a thorough-based part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
Synonyms: realize
Related terms: harmonize music
4. [ verb ] (business) convert into cash; of goods and property
Synonyms: realize
Related terms: sell commerce
5. [ verb ] earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
Synonyms: earn make bring_in realize gain pull_in clear take_in

"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"

Related terms: get yield profit eke_out gross rake_off rake_in take_home make net
6. [ verb ] perceive mentally, as of an idea
Synonyms: see realize understand

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

Related terms: appreciate perceive visualize see understanding
Similar spelling:   release