verb (used with object), re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.
- reality testing,
- reality tv,
Origin of realize
Examples from the Web for realise
We realise the Sea King fleet is ageing and welcome the investment in new aircraft.Is The Real Reason William is Quitting Flying His New American Boss?|Tom Sykes|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And I admire Rembrandt too much not to realise the beauty that can be derived from frequenting the synagogue.
I have tried to realise a definite result, and I have not been disappointed.Sermons|Clement Bailhache
Can you realise the miracle, liberty-loving reader, that passes in the mind of a man who thus suddenly realises his freedom?Caught by the Turks|Francis Yeats-Brown
Perhaps, too, he was beginning to realise his unendurable frustration as a business man as the consequence of his marriage.The Plattner Story and Others|H. G. Wells
To realise one's ambition and a crown, albeit a silver one, in the same half-hour, is always worth while.The Mercenary|W. J. Eccott
They had only to ask some of the others of his tribe to sing to realise the truth of what he said, he added.The Romance of Polar Exploration|G. Firth Scott
- to expand or complete (a thorough-bass part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
- to reconstruct (a composition) from an incomplete set of parts
1610s, "bring into existence," from French réaliser "make real" (16c.), from Middle French real "actual" (see real (adj.)). Sense of "understand clearly, make real in the mind" is first recorded 1775. Sense of "obtain, amass" is from 1753. Related: Realized; realizing.