grasped or understood:A move to coastal Georgia left her with a newly realized taste for the beach and a bloated sunscreen budget.
depicted vividly or made to seem real:Writing historical fiction requires extensive research in order to build up a richly realized world and make it comprehensible to the reader.
completed or brought to fruition:Driven by the concept of outdoor learning, members of the faculty developed the seed of an idea into a fully realized plan.I've performed in some evenings of sketches, but it's been years since I was in a fully realized play with a rehearsal process and a director.
(of a person) having reached one’s full spiritual or psychological potential:He laughs from a deep down center of inner peace, his face radiant with the beauty of a realized soul.
(of goods or securities) converted into cash or money:Cash receipts include all cash generated from operations, including the proceeds from realized assets.
obtained as proceeds, savings, or profit:The company’s realized income has remained roughly the same despite their reduced workforce.If the realized savings do not exceed the financing costs, the energy services company will make up the difference.
Music. (of keyboard music) having the full harmony or ornamentation written out:A fully realized version of the organ part is also available.
the simple past tense and past participle of realize.
- Also especially British, re·al·ised .
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How to use realized in a sentence
In 2012, the British grocery chain Tesco gave up on a plan to put carbon labels on everything it sold after realizing it would take several months to assess the footprint of each item.Trying to shop sustainably? Here’s what you need to consider. | Sarah Kaplan | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
He realized that materials in the kits didn’t match those the test maker had submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for authorization weeks earlier.Hogan’s first batch of coronavirus tests from South Korea were flawed, never used | Steve Thompson | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
He realized that these DNA-binding proteins could be engineered to allow precise edits to be introduced into genomes.With CRISPR, humans can create their own evolutionary future | Adrian Woolfson | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Often, he was shocked to realize the analysts had everything wrong and were blaming the wrong players.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut | Les Carpenter | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
It wasn’t until I dug my favorite pair of pumps out of the back of my closet for a nice-clothes work assignment, put them on and exhaled with an “ahhh” that I realized what had happened.The pandemic isn’t ending anytime soon. And our bodies are feeling the stress. | Petula Dvorak | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Kickstarter is one start-up platform that seems to have realized the danger.
Once I began reading, I realized A Gronking to Remember was a masturbatory tribute to the New England Patriots.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mr. Bachner stayed because he realized the city is filled with artisans and the possibilities fascinated him.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
After four or five months of casual interaction, they realized they both had lost a young parent to cancer.
The Lion Air captain had left his rookie copilot to make the landing until he realized he was in trouble.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501 | Clive Irving | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
She never realized that the reserve of her own character had much, perhaps everything, to do with this.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Yet he realized that Mrs. Chepstow was looking less faded, younger, more beautiful than when last he had been with her.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
It is clear, therefore, that the reserve reduction contemplated by the act will not be realized in practice.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
But the strange mystery, the secret that lies concealed within its organization, is realized by but few.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The fact that her fortune was vaguely threatened did not cause her anxiety: she scarcely realized it.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett