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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·al·ize /ˈriəˌlaɪz, ˈrɪə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·al·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Realized p. pr. & vb. n. Realizing ]
 1. To make real; to convert from the imaginary or fictitious into the actual; to bring into concrete existence; to effectuate; to accomplish; as, to realize a scheme or project.
    We realize what Archimedes had only in hypothesis, weighing a single grain against the globe of earth.   --Glanvill.
 2. To cause to seem real; to impress upon the mind as actual; to feel vividly or strongly; to make one's own in apprehension or experience.
    Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them [Greek inscriptions] which realize ancient history to us.   --Jowett.
    We can not realize it in thought, that the object . . . had really no being at any past moment.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
 3. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune.
 4. To acquire as an actual possession; to obtain as the result of plans and efforts; to gain; to get; as, to realize large profits from a speculation.
    Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who could by diligent thrift realize a good estate.   --Macaulay.
 5. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·al·ize, v. i. To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc.
    Wary men took the alarm, and began to realize, a word now first brought into use to express the conversion of ideal property into something real.   --W. Irving.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: be fully aware or cognizant of [syn: recognize, recognise,
            realise, agnize, agnise]
      2: perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I
         just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how
         important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the
         idea" [syn: understand, realise, see]
      3: make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our
         ideas must be substantiated into actions" [syn: realise,
          actualize, actualise, substantiate]
      4: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as
         salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new
         job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger
         brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
         [syn: gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realise,
          pull in, bring in]
      5: convert into cash; of goods and property [syn: realise]
      6: expand or complete (a thorough-based part in a piece of
         baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the
         figured bass [syn: realise]