reach/realize one's full potential

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of reach/realize one's full potential

: to become the best one can be
  • The school tries to help students reach/realize their full potential.

Word by Word Definitions

reach play
  1. : to stretch out : extend

  2. : thrust

  3. : to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body (such as a hand) or an object

  1. : a continuous stretch or expanse

  2. : the action or an act of reaching

  3. : an individual part of a progression or journey

realize play
  1. : to bring into concrete existence : accomplish

  2. : to cause to seem real : make appear real

  3. : to convert into actual money

full play
  1. : containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

  2. : complete especially in detail, number, or duration

  3. : lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. : very, extremely

  2. : entirely

  3. : straight, squarely

  1. : the highest or fullest state or degree

  2. : the utmost extent

  1. : to become full

  2. : to make full in sewing

  1. : to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing

potential play
  1. : existing in possibility : capable of development into actuality

  2. : expressing possibility

  1. : something that can develop or become actual

  2. : promise

  3. : any of various functions from which the intensity or the velocity at any point in a field may be readily calculated


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