verb (used with object), re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.
Origin of realize
Synonyms for realize
Antonyms for realize
Examples from the Web for realises
Contemporary Examples of realises
The clip below, of Mayall hamming it up when he realises a punter is filming him at a charity auction, is a classic.British Comedian Rik Mayall, 56, Dies Suddenly
June 9, 2014
Historical Examples of realises
As much as anything for what he must think of me when he realises how shamefully I have used him.The Trampling of the Lilies
He realises that the man who brings about world-peace will be the most famous man in history.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
No one in England realises what we all owe to them; marvellous men they are.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
These he realises in turn from any man who takes his daughter.
She conceives and realises with her flesh and with her blood.The Choice of Life
- 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.