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American English: /ˈri(ə)ˌlaɪz/
British English: /ˈrɪəlʌɪz/

Translation of realize in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (become aware of)
    darse cuenta de
    caer en la cuenta de
    she realized (that) …
    se dio cuenta de que …
    comprendió que …
    I realized who he was/what he wanted
    me di cuenta de or comprendí quién era/qué quería
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (know, be aware of)
    darse cuenta de
    I didn't realize he was her brother
    no me había dado cuenta de or no sabía que era su hermano
    do you realize what time it is?
    ¿tú te das cuenta de or tú sabes la hora que es?
    I realize it's expensive, but it's worth it
    reconozco que es caro, pero vale la pena
  • 2 (achieve)
    hacer realidad
    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.
  • 3 3.1 (achieve)
    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.
    3.2 (turn into cash)
    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.

intransitive verb

  • darse cuenta
    didn't you realize?
    ¿no te habías dado cuenta?
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