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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Realize  \Re"al*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Realized};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Realizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  r['e]aliser.] 
  1.  To  make  real;  to  convert  from  the  imaginary  or  fictitious 
  into  the  actual;  to  bring  into  concrete  existence;  to 
  accomplish;  as  to  realize  a  scheme  or  project. 
  We  realize  what  Archimedes  had  only  in  hypothesis, 
  weighting  a  single  grain  against  the  globe  of  earth. 
  2.  To  cause  to  seem  real;  to  impress  upon  the  mind  as  actual; 
  to  feel  vividly  or  strongly;  to  make  one's  own  in 
  apprehension  or  experience. 
  Many  coincidences  .  .  .  soon  begin  to  appear  in  them 
  [Greek  inscriptions]  which  realize  ancient  history 
  to  us  --Jowett. 
  We  can  not  realize  it  in  thought,  that  the  object  . 
  .  .  had  really  no  being  at  any  past  moment.  --Sir  W. 
  3.  To  convert  into  real  property;  to  make  real  estate  of  as 
  to  realize  his  fortune. 
  4.  To  acquire  as  an  actual  possession;  to  obtain  as  the 
  result  of  plans  and  efforts;  to  gain;  to  get  as  to 
  realize  large  profits  from  a  speculation. 
  Knighthood  was  not  beyond  the  reach  of  any  man  who 
  could  by  diligent  thrift  realize  a  good  estate. 
  5.  To  convert  into  actual  money;  as  to  realize  assets. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  successfully  completed  or  brought  to  an  end  "his  mission 
  accomplished  he  took  a  vacation";  "the  completed 
  project";  "the  joy  of  a  realized  ambition  overcame  him" 
  [syn:  {accomplished},  {completed}] 

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