v.tr. (also -ise)
1. (often foll. by that + clause) be fully aware of; conceive as real.
2 understand clearly.
3 present as real; make realistic; give apparent reality to (the story was powerfully realized on stage).
4 convert into actuality; achieve (realized a childhood dream).
5 a convert into money. b acquire (profit). c be sold for (a specified price).
6 Mus. reconstruct (a part) in full from a figured bass.
realizable adj. realizability n. realization n. realizer n.