An example of to realize is to finally understand the meaning of a poem.
She realized a substantial return on the investment.
He finally realized his lifelong ambition to learn how to play the violin.
A film that realizes court life of the 1600s.
To realize a profit.
He realized that he had left his umbrella on the train.
Profits from the investment can be realized at any time by selling the shares. By realizing the company's assets, the liquidator was able to return most of the shareholders' investments.
Origin of realize
- French réaliser from Old French from real real real1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition