World English Dictionary
realize or realise (ˈrɪəˌlaɪz)
1.  (when tr, may take a clause as object) to become conscious or aware of (something)
2.  (tr, often passive) to bring (a plan, ambition, etc) to fruition; make actual or concrete
3.  (tr) to give (something, such as a drama or film) the appearance of reality
4.  (tr) (of goods, property, etc) to sell for or make (a certain sum): this table realized £800
5.  (tr) to convert (property or goods) into cash
6.  (tr) of a musicologist or performer
 a.  to expand or complete (a thorough-bass part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
 b.  to reconstruct (a composition) from an incomplete set of parts
7.  to sound or utter (a phoneme or other speech sound) in actual speech; articulate
realise or realise
'realizable or realise
'realisable or realise
'realizably or realise
'realisably or realise
reali'zation or realise
reali'sation or realise
'realizer or realise
'realiser or realise

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1. a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer [syn: realization
2. coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; "a growing realization of the risk involved"; "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"; "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases" [syn: realization
3. a sale in order to obtain money (as a sale of stock or a sale of the estate of a bankrupt person) or the money so obtained [syn: realization
4. the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer [syn: realization
5. making real or giving the appearance of reality [syn: realization
6. something that is made real or concrete; "the victory was the realization of a whole year's work" [syn: realization
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Example sentences for realisation
The realisation of what had happened shocked the central executive committee utterly.
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