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realize

verb (ACHIEVE) (UK usually realise)     /ˈrɪə.laɪz/ US  /ˈriː.ə-/
C1 [T] to achieve something you were hoping for: Lots of money , a luxury house , a fast car - Danny had realized all his ambitions by the age of 25.Causing things to happen sb's worst fears are realized [T] used for saying that something that someone was worrying about really happened : Ten years later her worst fears were realized.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upsetOccurring and happening
(Definition of realize verb (ACHIEVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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