DIMENSIONS: EVALUATION / Perspective
R E F E R E N C E S
Realize v.t. 1. to grasp or understand clearly. 2. to make real; give reality to [a hope, fear, plan, etc.]. 3. to convert into cash or money: to realize securities. 4. to obtain as a profit or income for oneself. 5. to bring as proceeds, as from a sale. 6. Music. to sight-read or write out in notation the full harmony and ornamentation indicated by [a figured bass]. -v.i. 7. to convert property or goods into cash or money. Also, esp. Brit. realise. [< F réalise(r), MF; see REAL1, -IZE]
-Syn. 1. conceive, comprehend. 2. accomplish. -Ant. 1. misunderstand.
Realization n. 1. the act of realizing. 2. the state of being realized. 3. an instance or result of realizing. . . .
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]