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Main Entry: re·al·ize
Pronunciation: 'rE-&-"lIz
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -ized; -iz·ing
Etymology: French réaliser, from Middle French realiser, from real real
Date: circa 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 <realized a large profit>
3 : to conceive vividly as real : be fully aware of <did not realize the risk she was taking>
synonym see THINK
- re·al·iz·able /"rE-&-'lI-z&-b&l/ adjective
- re·al·iz·er noun

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Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
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I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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