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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Realize  \Re"al*ize\,  v.  t. 
  To  convert  any  kind  of  property  into  money,  especially 
  property  representing  investments,  as  shares  in  stock 
  companies,  bonds,  etc 
  Wary  men  took  the  alarm,  and  began  to  realize,  a  word 
  now  first  brought  into  use  to  express  the  conversion  of 
  ideal  property  into  something  real.  --W.  Irving. 
  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]: 
  v  1:  be  fully  aware  or  cognizant  of  [syn:  {recognize},  {agnize}, 
  2:  perceive  mentally,  as  of  an  idea;  "Now  I  see!";  "I  just 
  can't  see  your  point"  [syn:  {understand},  {see}] 
  3:  make  real  or  concrete;  give  reality  to  [syn:  {actualize}] 
  4:  earn  on  some  commercial  or  business  transaction;  earn  as 
  salary  or  wages;  "How  much  do  you  make  a  month  in  your  new 
  job?"  "She  earns  a  lot  in  her  new  job";  "this  merger 
  brought  in  lots  of  money";  "He  clears  $5,000  each  month" 
  [syn:  {gain},  {take  in},  {clear},  {make},  {earn},  {pull  in}, 
  {bring  in}] 
  5:  convert  into  cash;  of  goods  and  property 

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