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 for realize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Realize \Re"al*ize\, v. i.
     To convert any kind of property into money, especially
     property representing investments, as shares in stock
     companies, bonds, etc.
     [1913 Webster]
           Wary men took the alarm, and began to realize, a word
           now first brought into use to express the conversion of
           ideal property into something real.      --W. Irving.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Realize \Re"al*ize\ (r[=e]"al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Realized (-[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Realizing
     (-[imac]`z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. r['e]aliser.]
     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
        [1913 Webster]
              We realize what Archimedes had only in hypothesis,
              weighing a single grain against the globe of earth.
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     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.
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              Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them
              [Greek inscriptions] which realize ancient history
              to us.                                --Jowett.
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              We can not realize it in thought, that the object .
              . . had really no being at any past moment. --Sir W.
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     3. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as,
        to realize his fortune.
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     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who
              could by diligent thrift realize a good estate.
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     5. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be fully aware or cognizant of [syn: recognize,
           recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise]
      2: 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" [syn:
         understand, realize, realise, see]
      3: make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; "our
         ideas must be substantiated into actions" [syn: realize,
         realise, actualize, actualise, substantiate]
      4: 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" [syn:
         gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize,
         realise, pull in, bring in]
      5: convert into cash; of goods and property [syn: realize,
      6: expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by
         supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass [syn:
         realize, realise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  214 Moby Thesaurus words for "realize":
     absorb, accomplish, achieve, act, actualize, adumbrate, appreciate,
     apprehend, assimilate, attain, author, be acquainted with,
     be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of,
     be conversant with, be informed, be productive, be sold,
     be with one, bear, beget, body forth, breed, bring, bring about,
     bring forth, bring in, bring into being, bring off,
     bring to effect, bring to fruition, bring to pass, call to mind,
     call up, capitalize on, cash in on, catch, catch on, catch on to,
     cause, clean up, clear, cognize, coin money, commercialize, commit,
     compass, comprehend, conceive, conceptualize, conjure up,
     constitute, consummate, create, deal with, demonstrate, dig,
     digest, discern, discharge, dispatch, dispose of, distinguish, do,
     do the job, do the trick, do to, earn, effect, effectuate, embody,
     enact, engender, engineer, envisage, envision, establish, execute,
     exemplify, fancy, father, fathom, feature, fetch, figure, follow,
     foreshadow, form, found, fulfill, gain, gain by, generate, gestate,
     get, get hold of, get the drift, get the idea, get the picture,
     give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to,
     go and do, grasp, gross, have, have information about,
     have it taped, have knowledge of, identify, illustrate, image,
     imagine, impersonate, inaugurate, incarnate, incept, industrialize,
     inflict, install, institute, just see, ken, knock off, know,
     know again, learn, make, make a killing, make money, make money by,
     make out, manage, mass-produce, master, materialize, mirror, nail,
     net, objectify, occasion, organize, originate, overproduce, pay,
     peg, perceive, perform, perpetrate, personate, personify, picture,
     place, polish off, possess, prefigure, prehend, pretypify, produce,
     profit, project, pull off, put away, reach, read, realize on,
     recall knowledge of, recognize, reflect, reidentify, render,
     represent, return, savvy, score, see, seize, seize the meaning,
     sell, sell for, sense, set afloat, set on foot, set up, shadow,
     shadow forth, sire, spot, succeed, summon up, take, take and do,
     take care of, take in, tell, turn a penny, turn the trick,
     turn to account, turn to profit, twig, understand, up and do,
     vision, visualize, volume-produce, win, work, work out, wot,
     wot of, wreak

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