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English definition of “realize”

realize

verb [I or T] (BECOME AWARE) (UK usually realise)     /ˈrɪə.laɪz/ US  /ˈriː.ə-/
B1 to understand a situation , sometimes suddenly : They didn't realize the danger they were in. [+ (that)] "Do you realize (that) this is the third time you've forgotten ?" she said angrily . [+ question word] I realize how difficult it's going to be, but we must try . As he watched the TV drama , he suddenly realized (that) he'd seen it before. "You're standing on my foot ." " Sorry , I didn't realize."Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of realize verb (BECOME AWARE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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