- 1Become fully aware of (something) as a fact; understand clearly: he realized his mistake at once [with clause]: they realized that something was wrongMore example sentences
register, perceive, discern, be/become aware of (the fact that), be/become conscious of (the fact that), notice; understand, grasp, take in, comprehend, see, recognize, work out, fathom (out), appreciate, ascertain, apprehend, be/become cognizant of, know, conceive; discover, find; see the light• informal latch on to, cotton on to, catch on to, tumble to, get, figure out, get a fix on, wrap one's mind around, get the message, get the picture, have an aha momentNorth American • informal savvy• rare cognize
- Until I went through the episode reviews, I didn't fully understand or realize the deep flaws in the writing.
- In fact, not until my maturity did I fully realise the meaning of commitment and responsibility.
- Without our realizing it, these facts have profoundly changed.
- 2Cause to happen: his worst fears have been realizedMore example sentences
- We are closer to realizing Dr. King's dream, but still have much farther to go.
- I look forward to the day when such dreams might be realized.
- A Mitchell woman's dream will be realized on July 6 when the first soup kitchen opens in Steinbach.
- 2.1Achieve (something desired or anticipated); fulfil: it is only now that she is beginning to realize her potentialMore example sentences
- But he is confident that Everton have the potential to help him realise that ambition.
- For Holmes, that great double has now been realised - an achievement that is multiplied many times by that rare league of athletes within whose ranks she now stands.
- His desire to realize Henry VIII's plan to subdue French influence in Scotland and achieve the union of the Crowns became an obsession.
- 3Give actual or physical form to: the stage designs have been beautifully realizedMore example sentences
- The film also beautifully realizes the unusual, emotionally charged, and heartbreaking romance between Winchell and Addams.
- I always found it hard to imagine Wilde in prison, but Eagleton realises him beautifully, full of humility and humiliation.
- Based on a rich and insightful script, this film is beautifully realised with a directorial approach that places the emphasis firmly on performances.
- 3.2 Music Add to or complete (a piece of music left sparsely notated by the composer): other reconstruction work has involved realizing short score into full scoreMore example sentences
- That statement is clearly an indication of someone who does not like conductors and one who does not realize the importance of a good conductor in realizing a piece of music.
- Composers need outstanding interpreters who understand the music and can realise all its implications in performance.
- The solo instrument details realized transformed the music to something else.
- 4Make (a profit) from a transaction: she realized a profit of $100,000More example sentences
- If he had done so, a profit would have been realised on all three transactions.
- Each new project is financed by the profit realised by selling the last.
- Last April, the group sold a property, realising a profit of €1.5 million.
- 4.1Be sold for: the drawings are expected to realize £500,000More example sentences
- No allowance is to be made because the acquisition was compulsory; and land is to be valued at the price it might be expected to realise if sold by a willing seller, not an unwilling seller.
- According to Mr Meghen, it is too early to say what sums will be realised from the plant sell off, but it's likely to yield millions of euro.
- Expected to realise in the region of £3 million, the sale features the entire range of objects that Hirst designed for the restaurant.
- 4.2Convert (an asset) into cash: he realized all the assets in her trust fundMore example sentences
- To be successful, though, venture capitalists need to realise their investments regularly.
- As at 18 December, 2001, the company had realised many of its assets and satisfied most of its debts.
- The report states that all assets have been realised pursuant to the confiscation order.
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- Nothing illustrates more powerfully than these words the terrible gulf in the evaluations of Bharatvarsha's traditional institutions by ‘livers - realizers’ on the one hand and ‘researchers - scholars’ on the other.
- He praised the settlers ‘as pioneers, as realisers of a dream, and as those who bore the security and settlement burden for all of us’.
- For India's great realizers, the primary evidence in support of their thesis is revealed scripture, such as the Vedanta-sutras.
early 17th century: from real1, on the pattern of French réaliser.