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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;
    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 moment
    British informal twig, suss
    North American informal savvy
    rare cognize
  • 2 he realized a 15-year dream by restoring the castle to its original glory
    fulfil, achieve, accomplish, make real, make a reality, make happen, make concrete, bring to fruition, bring about, bring off, consummate, perform, carry out, carry through, execute, actualize, effect
  • 3 he had been able to realize significant trading profits for his companies
    make, obtain, clear, acquire, gain, bring in, reap;
  • 4 when the goods were put up for sale by auction, they realized £3000
    be sold for, sell for, fetch, go for, get, make, net
  • 5 he realized other assets and used the money to subsidize the business
    cash in, convert into cash;
    liquidate, capitalize
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