realize

[ ree-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈri əˌlaɪz /

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 realized

realize

realise

/ (ˈrɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb

Derived Formsrealizable or realisable, adjectiverealizably or realisably, adverbrealization or realisation, nounrealizer or realiser, noun

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Word Origin and History for realized

realize

v.

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.

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