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 realising
Contemporary Examples of realising
Realising the end was near, he asked to be flown back to England.Goodbye to My Hero
June 20, 2011
Historical Examples of realising
It is only by realising what I am that I have found comfort of any kind.De Profundis
He was silent a moment, realising with a wonder beyond words how different it was.The Incomplete Amorist
My great desire was to have a house that should be entirely my own, and I was then realising it.My Double Life
But realising the futility of such a course, I held my peace and waited agonisedly.The Shame of Motley
What He bore for us, shall we shrink from so much as realising?Holbein
- 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.