Word of the Day: Realize

re-al-ize / ˈrē(ə)ˌlīz

verb

1. to understand clearly and fully
The man being carried does not realize how far away the town really is.
Nigerian Proverb

2. to bring into full existence; accomplish
Life is a dream – realize it.
Sai Baba, 1838-1918

3. to conceive vividly in the mind
We realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our own voice when are silenced.
Malala Yousafzai, 1997-

4. to obtain a profit or income by trade, investment, etc.
Our safety net must reflect our country’s belief that – without exception – Americans are not liabilities to be written off but assets to be realized.
Todd Young, 1972-