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realize (create)

Definition:

to make real or concrete; to give reality or substance to

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Related to:

realization

Past tense:

realized

Present participle:

realizing

3rd-person singular present:

realizes

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

express | incarnate

Usage example:

Did he realize his major works over a short period of time?

Synonyms:

actualise [British spelling] | actualize [American/Canadian spelling] | realise [British spelling] | substantiate

Etymology:

Attested since 1610, from French réaliser, from Middle French real ("actual"),...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of realize...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Self-actualization

a term that has been used in various psychology theories, often in slightly different ways. The term was originally introduced by the organismic theorist Kurt Goldstein for the motive to realize one's full potential. Expressing one's creativity, quest... (38 of 3419 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Self-actualization

Collins Dictionary:

actualize | actualise | actualization [derived] | actualisation [noun, derived]

to make actual or real | to represent realistically (8 of 299 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/actualize

Merriam-Webster:

actualize | actualized [past tense] | actualizing [present participle] | realize [synonym, sense-specific] | begin [synonym, sense-specific] | appear [synonym, sense-specific] | arise [synonym, sense-specific] | break [synonym, sense-specific] | commence [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make actual; "realize" | to become actual (7 of 97 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/actualize

American Heritage Dictionary:

actualize | actualized [past tense] | actualizing [present participle] | actualizes [3rd-person singular present] | actualization [noun, related]

To realize in action or make real | To describe or portray realistically. | To become actual. (15 of 49 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/actualize

Oxford Dictionary:

actualize | actualise | actualization [derived]

make a reality of (4 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/actualize

New World Dictionary:

actualize | actualized [past tense] | actualizing [present participle] | actualization [noun, related]

to make actual or real; realize in action | to make realistic (11 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/actualize

Random House Dictionary:

actualize | actualized [past tense] | actualizing [present participle] | actualise [British]

to make actual or real; turn into action or fact. (10 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/actualize

Wiktionary:

actualize | actualized [past tense] | actualizing [present participle] | actualizes [3rd-person singular present] | actualise [British, sense-specific]

[transitive] To make real; to realize. | [intransitive] To become actual or real. | [reflexive] To realize one's full potential. (18 of 19 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/actualize

Cambridge Dictionary:

substantiate [formal] | substantiation [noun, formal, derived]

to show something to be true, or to support a claim with facts (13 of 53 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/substantiate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

substantiate [transitive] | substantiated [past tense] | substantiating [present participle] | substantiates [3rd-person singular present] | substantiation [noun, uncountable, related]

to provide evidence that proves something (6 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/substantiate

Encarta Dictionary:

actualize | actualized [past tense] | actualizing [present participle] | actualizes [3rd-person singular present] | actualise [British] | actualization [noun, derived]

to make something actual or real, or make something come about | to portray or represent something realistically (17 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583535​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

realize | realized [past tense] | realizing [present participle] | realizes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Attested since 1610, from French réaliser, from Middle French real ("actual"), from Old French reel, from Latin realis, from res ("thing, event, deed, fact"); as if real + -ize.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/realize

realise [British] | realised [past tense] | realising [present participle] | realises [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: real + -ise

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/realise

real | reals [plural] | reales [plural] | reis [plural] | réis [plural] | reais [plural]

Origin: Old French reel, from Late Latin reālis ("actual"), from Latin rēs ("matter, thing"), perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *rēy- ("thing, possession").. | Spanish real ("royal"), from Latin rēgālis... (26 of 36 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/real

-ise

Origin: French -iser, from Latin -izāre, from Ancient Greek -ίζειν (-izein). See also: the usage notes. | Old French -ise, from Latin ītia.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ise

Online Etymology:

realize

First use: 1610s

Origin: "bring into existence", from French réaliser "make real", from Middle French real "actual" (see "real" (adjective)). Sense of ... (19 of 25 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=realize

realise

Origin: British English spelling of "realize"; for suffix, see "-ize".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=realise

American Heritage Dictionary:

realize | realized [past tense] | realizing [present participle] | realizes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French réaliser, from Old French, from real, real; see "real" [entry 1].

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/realize

Merriam-Webster:

realize | realized [past tense] | realizing [present participle]

First use: about 1611

Origin: French réaliser, from Middle French realiser, from real real

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/realize

Oxford Dictionary:

realize | realise

First use: early 17th century

Origin: "real1", on the pattern of French réaliser

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/realize

New World Dictionary:

realize | realized [past tense] | realizing [present participle]

Origin: French réaliser

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/realize

Encarta Dictionary:

realize | realized [past tense] | realizing [present participle] | realizes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: real [entry 1] after French réaliser

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700804​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

realize | realized [past tense] | realizing [present participle] | realizes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "realize"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/realize

realise [British] | realised [past tense] | realising [present participle] | realises [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "realise"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/realise

Macmillan American Dictionary:

realize | realized [past tense] | realizing [present participle] | realizes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "realize"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/realize

realise

Audio: North American pronunciation of "realise"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

realize | realized [past tense] | realizing [present participle] | realizes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "realize"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/realize

realise

Audio: British English pronunciation of "realise"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

realize [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "realize"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "realize"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/realize 1

the Free Dictionary:

realize

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "realize"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "realize"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "realize" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/realize

realise

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "realise"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "realise"

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Google Dictionary:

realize | realized [past tense] | realised [past tense] | realising [present participle] | realizing [present participle] | realizes [3rd-person singular present] | realises [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "realize"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

realize

Audio: North American pronunciation of "realize"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=realiz​02 word=realize

YourDictionary Audio:

realize

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "realize" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/realize

freedictionary.org:

realize

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "realize" by speech synthesizer

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realise

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "realise" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=realise

Collins Dictionary:

realise | realize

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "realise"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/realise

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