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, realise  
1    when tr, may take a clause as object   to become conscious or aware of (something)  
2    tr, often passive   to bring (a plan, ambition, etc.) to fruition; make actual or concrete  
3    tr   to give (something, such as a drama or film) the appearance of reality  
4    tr   (of goods, property, etc.) to sell for or make (a certain sum)  
this table realized £800     
5    tr   to convert (property or goods) into cash  
6    tr     (of a musicologist or performer)  
a    to expand or complete (a thorough-bass part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass  
b    to reconstruct (a composition) from an incomplete set of parts  
7    to sound or utter (a phoneme or other speech sound) in actual speech; articulate  
  realizable, realisable      adj  
  realizably, realisably      adv  
  realization, realisation      n  
  realizer, realiser      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    appreciate, apprehend, be cognizant of, become aware of, become conscious of, catch on     (informal)   comprehend, conceive, get the message, grasp, imagine, recognize, take in, twig     (Brit. informal)   understand  
2    accomplish, actualize, bring about, bring off, bring to fruition, carry out or through, complete, consummate, do, effect, effectuate, fulfil, incarnate, make concrete, make happen, perform, reify  
3    acquire, bring or take in, clear, earn, gain, get, go for, make, net, obtain, produce, sell for  

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