Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb realize

6 senses of realize

Sense 1
recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise -- (be fully aware or cognizant of)
       => know, cognize, cognise -- (be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time")

Sense 2
understand, realize, realise, see -- (perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea")

Sense 3
realize, realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate -- (make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 4
gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in -- (earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

Sense 5
realize, realise -- (convert into cash; of goods and property)
       => sell -- (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit")

Sense 6
realize, realise -- (expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass)
       => harmonize, harmonise -- (write a harmony for)

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