realize

[ree-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.

verb (used without object), re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.

to convert property or goods into cash or money.

Nearby words

  1. reality testing,
  2. reality tv,
  3. reality-based,
  4. realizable,
  5. realization,
  6. reallocate,
  7. really,
  8. realm,
  9. realpolitik,
  10. realtor

Also especially British, re·al·ise.

Origin of realize

1605–15; < French réaliser, Middle French, equivalent to real real1 + -iser -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for realise

realize

realise

verb

(when tr, may take a clause as object) to become conscious or aware of (something)
(tr, often passive) to bring (a plan, ambition, etc) to fruition; make actual or concrete
(tr) to give (something, such as a drama or film) the appearance of reality
(tr) (of goods, property, etc) to sell for or make (a certain sum)this table realized £800
(tr) to convert (property or goods) into cash
(tr) (of a musicologist or performer)
  1. to expand or complete (a thorough-bass part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
  2. to reconstruct (a composition) from an incomplete set of parts
to sound or utter (a phoneme or other speech sound) in actual speech; articulate
Derived Formsrealizable or realisable, adjectiverealizably or realisably, adverbrealization or realisation, nounrealizer or realiser, noun

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Word Origin and History for realise
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