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realize

verb [T] ( also UK -ise)
 
 
/ˈrɪəlaɪz/
NOTICE B1 to notice or understand something that you did not notice or understand before: [+ question word] I didn't realize how unhappy she was. I suddenly realized I'd met him before. [+ (that)] Some people just don't seem to realize that the world has changed.Understanding and comprehending
realize an ambition/dream/goal, etc to achieve something that you have wanted for a long time: He had realized all his ambitions by the age of 30.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
SELL to sell things that you own: to realize your assetsBuying and selling in general
MAKE MONEY to be sold for a particular amount of money: The shares realized £1.4 million.Buying and selling in general
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