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 realised
She said her husband showed her a photograph of a Buk launcher afterwards and she realised that was indeed what she had seen.MH17 Missile Can't Hide From These Internet Sleuths|Eliot Higgins|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Turkish official close to the Prime Minister went further by saying Turkey realised that Iraq was falling apart.
When we heard, we realised that so many of the people who stayed had died and that it was mostly our men.Typhoon Haiyan: The Philippine Village that Lost Its Men|The Telegraph|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On checking it, they realised that it was the same missile as in the U-2 photos.The Spy Who Saved The World—Then Tried To Destroy It|Jeremy Duns|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Walked into living room and realised I was holding signy thing and he had my remote control.Penis Beakers and Constipated Dolls: What Mothers REALLY Want To Know|Tom Sykes|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The play brought to a successful end, I realised that for one day no letters had come from Hildreth.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
At James Wests sale the price had considerably advanced, and thirty-four Caxtons realised 361, 4s.Prices of Books|Henry B. Wheatley
Indeed, he realised that she had, during the last few days, held a relatively small place in his thoughts.Parlous Times|David Dwight Wells
And then, at once, Matthew Rigby realised that something of real importance and moment had indeed occurred.Studies in Wives|Marie Belloc Lowndes
It must have been at about this moment that the enemy first realised the true nature of the enterprise.The Blocking of Zeebrugge|Alfred F. B. Carpenter
- 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.