[re.al.ize] vt -ized ; -iz.ing [F realiser, fr. MF realiser, fr. real real] (ca. 1611) 1 a: to bring into concrete existence: accomplish "finally realized her goal" b: to cause to seem real: make appear real "a book in which the characters are carefully realized"
2. a: to convert into actual money "realized assets" b: to bring or get by sale, investment, or effort: gain
3: to conceive vividly as real: be fully aware of "did not ~ the risk she was taking" syn see think -- re.al.iz.able adj -- re.al.iz.er n