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Meaning of realizing by Wiktionary Dictionary




    1. Present participle of [[realize#|realize]] .

Definition of realizing by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Realize ( rēalīz ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Realized ( -īzd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Realizing ( -īzĭng ).] [Cf. F. réaliser.]
    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”.

  2. Realizing ( -zĭng ), a. Serving to make real, or to impress on the mind as a reality; as, “a realizing view of the danger incurred”. -- Realizingly, adv.