View definitions for realizing


adjective as in achieving

adjective as in earning

adjective as in understanding

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This summer and fall, as I heard Guatemalan adolescents describe their immigration stories and their sense of duty to support their families back home, I realized they were around the same age as my father was when he first left home.

Eventually, other shoe companies realized that World Athletics wasn’t going to rebottle the genie.

In 2001 he’d been working at a warehouse for 10 years when he realized he needed to move on.

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I think, frankly, even Adam Smith, if you read his work closely, you realize that he didn’t even intend the way it’s currently understood and used.

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On top of that, businesses are realizing they can have effective employees without the overhead of office space, potentially saving them millions of dollars.

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In some ways I never got out of that unless realizing… well, that kind of seals it off.

There was the obvious sight gags of Valerie not realizing who everyone was clapping for, when the party was clapping for her.

He stops after a second, looks around him and laughs, apparently realizing the absurdity of the endeavor.

But one of the most enlightening experiences was realizing how close all of this hits to home.

If you tend to inhale your food without realizing how much you consumed, opt for nibbles like in-shell pistachio nuts.

"There is no more war," Brion translated for Ulv, realizing that the Disan had understood nothing of the explanation.

She would never forget it; but realizing its gravity, she decided thereupon never to tell it—the dream—to anybody.

You would have shrugged your shoulders and made the best of it, realizing that no other man had put this wrong upon you.

His men sprang into the guard-room of the keep, realizing from his almost hysterical manner the urgent need for haste.

Pained at his manner, yet not fully realizing its significance, I slowly fall back.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to realizing, such as: accomplishing, null, attaining, completing, consummating, and doing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.