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v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
If you recognize someone or something, you know who or what they are because you have seen them before, or because they have been described to you.
If you recognize something such as a problem, you accept that it exists.
If you become aware of a fact, don't say that you 'recognize' it. Say that you realize it.
If you say that you understand that something is true, you mean that you have been told that it is true.
Don't use understand to say that someone becomes aware of something. Don't say, for example, 'Until he stopped working he hadn't understood how late it was'. You say 'Until he stopped working he hadn't realized how late it was'.
Past participle: realized
|Verb||1.||realize - be fully aware or cognizant of |
cognise, cognize, know - be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time"
know - know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off"
|2.||realize - perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"|
perceive - become conscious of; "She finally perceived the futility of her protest"
take account, appreciate - be fully aware of; realize fully; "Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"
envision, fancy, picture, visualize, image, visualise, figure, see, project - imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
see - see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see"
|3.||realize - make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"|
incarnate - make concrete and real
express - manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait); "Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"
|4.||realize - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"|
make - act in a certain way so as to acquire; "make friends"; "make enemies"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
turn a profit, profit - make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
rake off - take money from an illegal transaction
take home, bring home - earn as a salary or wage; "How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"
rake in, shovel in - earn large sums of money; "Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"
gross - earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
|5.||realize - convert into cash; of goods and property|
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
|6.||realize - expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
he realized his mistake and went back → se dio cuenta de su error y volvió
once I realized how it was done → una vez que caí en la cuenta de cómo se hacía
then I realized what had happened → entonces me di cuenta de lo que había pasado, entonces comprendí lo que había pasado
to realize that → darse cuenta de que, comprender que
I began to realize that it would be impossible → empecé a darme cuenta de que sería imposible, empecé a comprender que sería imposible
without realizing it → sin darse cuenta
I realize it's difficult, but → (ya) sé que es difícil, pero ... → comprendo or entiendo que es difícil, pero ...
yes, I realize that! → ¡sí, ya me doy cuenta!, ¡sí, ya me hago cargo!
do you realize what you've done? → ¿te das cuenta de lo que has hecho?
my worst fears were realized → mis mayores temores se hicieron realidad
to realize one's hopes/ambitions → hacer realidad sus esperanzas/ambiciones
to realize one's potential → desarrollar al máximo su potencial
realize[ˈrɪəlaɪz] realise (British) vt
to realize how ...
Do you realize how long it takes? → Est-ce que tu te rends compte du temps que cela prend?
to realize (that) ... → se rendre compte que ...
We realized that something was wrong → Nous nous sommes rendu compte que quelque chose n'allait pas.
Our worst fears were realized → Nos pires craintes ont été confirmées.
to realize one's potential → atteindre son plein potentiel
I realize that ... → mi rendo conto or capisco che...
she hadn't fully realized the gravity of the situation → non si era resa completamente conto della gravità della situazione
without realizing it → senza rendersene conto, senza accorgersene
he realized how/why → ha capito come/perché