Synonyms of realize in English:
1 it took him a moment to realize what she meant I realized someone was watching me
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;
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 moment
North American informal savvy
5 he realized other assets and used the money to subsidize the business
cash in, convert into cash;
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