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English definition of “realize”


verb [T] (BECOME AWARE)   /ˈri·əˌlɑɪz/
to become aware of or understand a situation: He realized the store would be closing in a few minutes. [+ (that) clause] Suddenly I realized (that) I was lost.
(Definition of realize verb (BECOME AWARE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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