realize

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realize is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
realize

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Plain form
realize

Third-person singular
realizes

Past tense
realized

Past participle
realized

Present participle
realizing

  1. (transitive) If you realize something, you become aware of it.
    John just realized that he had left his umbrella at home.
    It took me some time to realize it was you.
    Do you realize what you've done?
  2. (transitive) If something is realized, it is made real.
    My dreams of starting my own company have been realized.

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