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With all this talk of Going Green, Buying Green, Living Green, and Green being the new whatever, I've come to realize that, although we had no green, my grandmother was actually the 'greenest' person I've ever known.
Joy Bryant

Meaning of "realize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REALIZE

realize  [ˈrɪəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Realize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb realize in English.

WHAT DOES REALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Realize

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Definition of realize in the English dictionary

The first definition of realize in the dictionary is to become conscious or aware of. Other definition of realize is to bring to fruition; make actual or concrete. Realize is also to give the appearance of reality.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO REALIZE

PRESENT

Present
I realize
you realize
he/she/it realizes
we realize
you realize
they realize
Present continuous
I am realizing
you are realizing
he/she/it is realizing
we are realizing
you are realizing
they are realizing
Present perfect
I have realized
you have realized
he/she/it has realized
we have realized
you have realized
they have realized
Present perfect continuous
I have been realizing
you have been realizing
he/she/it has been realizing
we have been realizing
you have been realizing
they have been realizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I realized
you realized
he/she/it realized
we realized
you realized
they realized
Past continuous
I was realizing
you were realizing
he/she/it was realizing
we were realizing
you were realizing
they were realizing
Past perfect
I had realized
you had realized
he/she/it had realized
we had realized
you had realized
they had realized
Past perfect continuous
I had been realizing
you had been realizing
he/she/it had been realizing
we had been realizing
you had been realizing
they had been realizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will realize
you will realize
he/she/it will realize
we will realize
you will realize
they will realize
Future continuous
I will be realizing
you will be realizing
he/she/it will be realizing
we will be realizing
you will be realizing
they will be realizing
Future perfect
I will have realized
you will have realized
he/she/it will have realized
we will have realized
you will have realized
they will have realized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been realizing
you will have been realizing
he/she/it will have been realizing
we will have been realizing
you will have been realizing
they will have been realizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would realize
you would realize
he/she/it would realize
we would realize
you would realize
they would realize
Conditional continuous
I would be realizing
you would be realizing
he/she/it would be realizing
we would be realizing
you would be realizing
they would be realizing
Conditional perfect
I would have realize
you would have realize
he/she/it would have realize
we would have realize
you would have realize
they would have realize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been realizing
you would have been realizing
he/she/it would have been realizing
we would have been realizing
you would have been realizing
they would have been realizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you realize
we let´s realize
you realize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to realize
Past participle
realized
Present Participle
realizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REALIZE


arterialize
ɑːˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz
dematerialize
ˌdiːməˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz
dialyse
ˈdaɪəˌlaɪz
editorialize
ˌɛdɪˈtɔːrɪəˌlaɪz
idealise
aɪˈdɪəˌlaɪz
idealize
aɪˈdɪəˌlaɪz
immaterialize
ˌɪməˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz
industrialise
ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪz
industrialize
ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪz
labialise
ˈleɪbɪəˌlaɪz
materialize
məˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz
memorialize
mɪˈmɔːrɪəˌlaɪz
mercurialize
mɜːˈkjʊərɪəˌlaɪz
parochialize
pəˈrəʊkɪəˌlaɪz
proverbialize
prəˈvɜːbɪəˌlaɪz
ptyalize
ˈtaɪəˌlaɪz
realise
ˈrɪəˌlaɪz
serialize
ˈsɪərɪəˌlaɪz
trivialise
ˈtrɪvɪəˌlaɪz
trivialize
ˈtrɪvɪəˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REALIZE

realisably
realisation
realise
realiser
realism
realist
realistic
realistically
realities
reality
reality check
reality fiction
reality principle
reality show
reality TV
realizability
realizable
realizably
realization
realizer

WORDS THAT END LIKE REALIZE

Belize
capitalize
contextualize
crystalize
decriminalize
finalize
generalize
immortalize
initialize
legalize
localize
marginalize
nationalize
neutralize
normalize
personalize
revitalize
socialize
specialize
vandalize
visualize

Synonyms and antonyms of realize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REALIZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «realize» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of realize

Translation of «realize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REALIZE

Find out the translation of realize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of realize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «realize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

认识到
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

percatarse de
570 millions of speakers

English

realize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एहसास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُدْرِكُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осознавать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perceber
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাধা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réaliser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sedar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erkennen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

十分に理解する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

깨닫다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Éling
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhận ra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணர
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लक्षात घ्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gerçekleştirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

realizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zrozumieć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

усвідомлювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a-și da seama
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνειδητοποιώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

besef
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

innse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of realize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REALIZE»

The term «realize» is very widely used and occupies the 6.104 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REALIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about realize

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10 QUOTES WITH «REALIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word realize.
1
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.
2
Muhammad Ali
My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am.
3
Toni Cade Bambara
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.
4
Michael D. Barnes
We're trying to publicize this one and make people realize that the gun industry can clean up its act and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood of guns killing police officers and other innocent people.
5
Rick Bass
Even the largest of my dreams and ambitions, I realize with increasing dismay, were puny, measly, compared to the object of my dreaming. I would not say my life to date has been built overmuch of compromise, but still, it surrounds me.
6
Demian Bichir
Scarlett Johansson. I think people don't really realize how great of an actress that girl is. She's so beautiful and that distracts you from what she can do as an actor.
7
Bodhidharma
But deluded people don't realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside.
8
Joy Bryant
With all this talk of Going Green, Buying Green, Living Green, and Green being the new whatever, I've come to realize that, although we had no green, my grandmother was actually the 'greenest' person I've ever known.
9
Larry Bucshon
Here in Indiana and in many states throughout the union, we rely on coal to power our homes and provide good-paying middle class jobs - like the one my family relied on when I was a kid. The coal mine helped put food on our table and helped me pursue an education and realize the American Dream.
10
Kacy Catanzaro
There's such a stereotype about men and women. Obviously, people think men are faster and stronger and all these other things, and I don't want people to get sucked into that anymore. I want them to realize that the women are out here and doing just as awesome things. They can be just as great, too.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REALIZE»

Discover the use of realize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to realize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to ...
Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.
Martin E. P. Seligman, 2002
2
How to Realize Emptiness
Realizing emptiness, or grasping the true nature of reality, lies at the heart of the Buddhist path.
Gen Lamrimpa, 2010
3
Visualize Then Realize: Use the Law of Attraction to Turn ...
This is because once you can actually begin to see what you want in your mind's eye, you can gain the confidence to go out there and make it happen. And more importantly, you can see the opportunities that will help you attain your goals.
Rolf Nabb, 2012
4
Edison in the Boardroom: How Leading Companies Realize Value ...
Here is a resource that business executives can consult time and again to navigate in the world of patents.
Julie L. Davis, Suzanne S. Harrison, 2002
5
Do You Realize?: A Story of Love and Grief and the Colours ...
A compelling narrative centred on death and love and loss, Do You Realize? raises profound and penetrating questions: What is grief?
Marion Steel, 2010
6
Nursing Homes: Sustained Efforts Are Essential to Realize ...
Concurrent with the July 1998 hearing held by the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Pres.
Walter Ochinko, 2000
7
Discovering the Leader in You: How to realize Your ...
The principles defined in this book can help you become the effective, impactful leader you want to be!"—Eric Wiseman, chairman, president, and CEO, VF Corporation "Discover who you are as a leader with the world's top experts on the ...
Sara N. King, David Altman, Robert J. Lee, 2011
8
How to Think and Realize Objectives Under Any Proper Rule ...
This book was developed to help you to understand and overcome financial, social and economic problems.
J. Edson Lira, 2010
9
More Ready Than You Realize: The Power of Everyday Conversations
A book on evangelizing postmoderns by an experienced pastor-writer who is successfully involved in it.
Brian D. McLaren, 2009
10
Edison in the Boardroom Revisited: How Leading Companies ...
This book should be read and re-read by anyone serious about understanding IP strategy."—ALLEN M. LO, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Intellectual Property, Juniper Networks, Inc.
Suzanne S. Harrison, Patrick H. Sullivan, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term realize is used in the context of the following news items.
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11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race
Neither of us can remember a clear moment in our young lives during which we realized we were white, and what that meant. When we're pulled over by a cop, ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Visual Novel 'Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~' Trailer Showcased
Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ is also on the horizon. The trailer gives a good taste of the steampunk setting, but more importantly, the hunky literary ... «Hardcore Gamer, Jul 15»
3
How to Intentionally Realize Capital Gains
Tax opportunities present themselves at every level of income. Although for most tax brackets we recommend avoiding realizing capital gains, if you are in the ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
4
Realize Bradenton announces national video contest to say 'I do' at …
To kick off the 2015 Bradenton Blues Festival, Realize Bradenton and the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are unveiling a national "Say I Do at ... «Bradenton Herald, Jun 15»
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Realize Bradenton prepares to launch 'Pop-ups for a Purpose'
Kendrick Henrey presents his proposal for a Realize Bradenton Pop-Ups for a Purpose event, during a community meeting Tuesday at the Bradenton Central ... «Bradenton Herald, Jun 15»
6
My Daughter Ava Will Never Realize How Much She Helped Me Get …
Ava will never realize how much she helped me get over the loss of my sister. I never placed that on her, nor did I expect her to be my savior. It was simply that ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
7
Realize Troy city summit
The ongoing project to develop a new comprehensive plan for Troy -- Realize Troy -- has a "city summit" public event lined up for this Thursday, Friday, and ... «alloveralbany, May 15»
8
Realize Bradenton adds 2 board members, selects Dennis Zink …
Dennis Zink, Holly Lundgren, Johnette Isham, Amy and Terry Smith from Realize Bradenton attended the Manatee and Sarasota Chambers of Commerce Blues ... «Bradenton Herald, May 15»
9
'Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~' Otome Visual Novel From …
European fans will only be able to download Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ digitally, though the option of PlayStation TV compatibility is still on the table. «iDigitalTimes.com, Apr 15»
10
Realize Bradenton pursuing $450000 for Art Walk Bradenton project
A mural has been painted on a building along Ninth Street West in Bradenton, one of the pieces of art drawing attention to the Village of the Arts. Realize ... «Bradenton Herald, Apr 15»

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