realize

(BrE also -ise) verb
ADVERB
fully
dimly

She dimly realized that she was trembling.

suddenly
quickly, soon
immediately, instantly
now
for the first time

I realized for the first time how difficult this would be.

at first

The situation was more complicated than they had at first realized.

gradually, slowly
at last, belatedly, eventually, finally
never

I never realized how much it meant to you.

VERB + REALIZE
begin to, come to
make sb

The experience made me realize that people did care.

seem to

You don't seem to realize the seriousness of the situation.

fail to
be important to
PREPOSITION
with

He realized with horror that he had forgotten his passport.

PHRASES
without realizing (sth)

They are constantly learning, without even realizing it.

Realize is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑sale
Realize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ambition, ↑aspiration, ↑asset, ↑danger, ↑dream, ↑enormity, ↑error, ↑expectation, ↑extent, ↑fault, ↑folly, ↑futility, ↑gravity, ↑impact, ↑implication, ↑importance, ↑inadequacy, ↑investment, ↑limitation, ↑magnitude, ↑mistake, ↑nature, ↑potential, ↑predicament, ↑profit, ↑return, ↑saving, ↑scale, ↑seriousness, ↑stupidity, ↑talent, ↑truth, ↑value, ↑vision, ↑worth

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