verb (used with object), re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), re·al·ized, re·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for realising
Realising the end was near, he asked to be flown back to England.
It is this form, or rather this degree, of æstheticism, which so often prevents our realising the higher æsthetic harmonies.Laurus Nobilis|Vernon Lee
She had made a mistake, and, realising this at the eleventh hour, she had had the force of character to correct it.The Girl on the Boat|Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
He paused, realising the crisis in which David was moving, and that perils were thick around their footsteps.The Weavers, Complete|Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for realising
- 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
Word Origin and History for realising
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.