1. [syn: accomplished, completed, realized, realised]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Realize \Re"al*ize\ (r[=e]"al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Realized (-[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Realizing
(-[imac]`z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. r['e]aliser.]
1. To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious
into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to
effectuate; to accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or
We realize what Archimedes had only in hypothesis,
weighing a single grain against the globe of earth.
2. To cause to seem real; to impress upon the mind as actual;
to feel vividly or strongly; to make one's own in
apprehension or experience.
Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them
[Greek inscriptions] which realize ancient history
to us. --Jowett.
We can not realize it in thought, that the object .
. . had really no being at any past moment. --Sir W.
3. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as,
to realize his fortune.
4. To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the
result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to
realize large profits from a speculation.
Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who
could by diligent thrift realize a good estate.
5. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: successfully completed or brought to an end; "his mission
accomplished he took a vacation"; "the completed
project"; "the joy of a realized ambition overcame him"
[syn: accomplished, completed, realized,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "realized":
accomplished, achieved, appreciated, apprehended, ascertained,
attained, compassed, comprehended, conceived, consummated,
discerned, discharged, dispatched, disposed of, down pat, effected,
effectuated, executed, fulfilled, grasped, implemented, known, pat,
perceived, prehended, recognized, seized, set at rest, understood,
wrought, wrought out