realize


realize

verb

Definition of REALIZE

1
to come to an awareness of <I just realized that I can't go out to dinner tonight because I'm supposed to babysit for our neighbor>
Synonyms ascertain, catch on (to), find out, get on (to), hear, learn, realize, see, wise (up)
Related Words hit (on or upon), tumble (to); descry, detect, encounter, espy, see, spot; calculate, dope (out), figure out, find, puzzle (out); discern, mind, note, observe, perceive; divine
2
to receive as return for effort <if you deposit your paycheck in a savings account, you'll realize a little interest on it>
Antonyms forfeit, lose

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