• WordNet 3.6
    • v realise 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"
    • v realise be fully aware or cognizant of
    • v realise make real or concrete; give reality or substance to "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
    • v realise expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
    • v realise convert into cash; of goods and property
    • v realise 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"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Realise to make real: to bring into being or act: to accomplish: to convert into real property or money: to obtain, as a possession: to feel strongly: to comprehend completely: to bring home to one's own experience
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. realis—L. res, a thing.


In literature:

On reaching the farther side, Denis realised that Sylvia had fainted.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
Michael's love, when at last I realised it, was wonderful to me.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
Another consideration in the cultivation of happiness is the importance of acquiring the habit of realising our blessings while they last.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
He began to realise that he was likely to have trouble with a man as cold-blooded and as dogged as himself.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
He was already beginning to realise what were the things that counted with Robin.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
He knew it; she realised it; realised too that the capacity for passion was in her.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Never in my life had I realised the meaning of silence as I realised it then.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
She quite realised that, but she felt that she must speak with unhesitating candour.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
Do you realise what you are saying?
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
Now he realised the depths of his own mad folly.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

In poetry:

This was what without thought or even a pause
I realised must be the truth
Which all set out to find and do not find
And I alone, because I did not try to find it, found.
"The Keeper of Sheep (Excepts)" by Fernando Pessoa
Because we trust and realise
His love he steers us in the skies.
For faith however foolish can
Be mighty helpful to a man:
And as I tend my vines so He
With tenderness looks after me.
"My Vineyard" by Robert W Service
Must be a year or more, I s'pose,
Since last time we two met!
An' then, to see you in them clothes -
Can't realise it yet!
I'm proud to think a friend o' mine
Is off to biff the German swine!
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis
But you fell. And, oh, how quickly did you fall!
And now you're feeling low, and mean, and small;
For, despite all your devising,
You have come to realising
That you're really only human after all.
"January 2nd" by C J Dennis
We seem as we knew not—could not realise
That the fire is not quenched, and the worm never dies
In the breast of the drunkard, till blessing from heaven,
In aid of our efforts to save him, is given.
"To Members And Office-Bearers of Temperance Societies" by Janet Hamilton
We’re haunted by the past at times—and this is very bad,
And so we drink till horrors come, lest, sober, we go mad—
So much is lost Out Back, so much of hell is realised—
A man might skin himself alive and no one be surprised.
"The Ballad of the Rousabout" by Henry Lawson

In news:

At the time of writing this was realising a $169/tonne profit.
Too slowly, India is realising that poor relations with its South Asian neighbours hold back its global ambitions.
Doug Pitt never realised how tough his famous brother's job could be, until he was standing on a film set, waiting for someone to yell "action".
Kidney must realise time's running out.
Leaders must realise that it's good to talk.
CVLTS' Realiser to finally see release.
I didn't realise you could burn your eyeballs."".
Realising such a device is one of the great technological challenges of the century.
At long last east Africa is beginning to realise its energy potential.
Sammy Wilson tells MLA Steven Agnew to go away and learn economics - not realising that he had taught him himself.
The former Desperate Housewives star opened up about the creepy goings-on at home during a recent appearance on America's Ellen DeGeneres Show - and then realised her kids would be watching.
We interview Subhro Mallik from IT firm Infosys about how pharma is responding to the cloud computing phenomenon and what more can be done to realise business benefits.
The Entourage star had agreed to help launch the work of art at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Florida on Thursday (06Dec12), but he cancelled at the last minute after realising the piece included saucy silhouettes of dancing women.
The actress - who recently stripped naked in the pages of Playboy again to mark her 40th birthday - realised she had to boost her sexual skills once the ageing process started to impact on her body.
If Muslims took time to see just how bad the video is, they might realise it's not worth getting so upset about.

In science:

For each given disorder realisation the value of τ has been evaluated according to (7).
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
These values were averaged then over all disorder realisations.
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
This can be seen as an other proof that the number of disorder realisations and the simulation length that have been used are reasonable.
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
For each disorder realisation the temperature T ∗ was found where the χ achieves its maximal value χmax .
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
Afterwards, the values of χmax and hM i have been averaged over all disorder realisations to be used for fitting the relations (17).
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms