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English definition of “realize”

realize

verb [T] (also UK realise)
 
 
/ˈrɪəlaɪz/
realize a gain/profit/loss FINANCE to make or lose money when you sell something: They're trading on an extremely short-term basis and will sell once they can realize a profit. Following liquidation of the portfolio, the County realized a loss of approximately $600 million of its investment in the County Pools.
FINANCE to make money or a profit from doing something: In the past 12 months, the firm has realized a double-digit increase in sales and return on capital.
realize assets FINANCE to sell assets for cash: They have three years to realise their assets and pay back as much of the debt as possible.
to achieve something you planned to do or hoped for: To realize their full financial potential, firms need to retain the talent and know-how that made them successful in the first place.
(Definition of realize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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