Realizable to Reason

(Re"al*i`za*ble) a. Capable of being realized.

(Re`al*i*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. réalisation.] The act of realizing, or the state of being realized.

(Re"al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Realized (- izd); p. pr. & vb. n. Realizing (- i`zing).] [Cf. F. réaliser.]

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 project.

We realize what Archimedes had only in hypothesis, weighing a single grain against the globe of earth.

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.

Many coincidences . . . soon begin to appear in them [Greek inscriptions] which realize ancient history to us.

We can not realize it in thought, that the object . . . had really no being at any past moment.
Sir W. Hamilton.

3. To convert into real property; to make real estate of; as, to realize his fortune.

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.

Knighthood was not beyond the reach of any man who could by diligent thrift realize a good estate.

5. To convert into actual money; as, to realize assets.

(Re"al*ize), v. i. To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc.

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.

(Re"al*i`zer) n. One who realizes. Coleridge.

(Re"al*i`zing) a. Serving to make real, or to impress on the mind as a reality; as, a realizing view of the danger incurred.Re"al*i`zing*ly, adv.

(Re`al*lege") v. t. To allege again. Cotgrave.

(Re`al*li"ance) n. A renewed alliance.

(Re"-al*ly") v. t. [Pref. re- + ally, v. t.] To bring together again; to compose or form anew. Spenser.

(Re"al*ly`) adv. Royally. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Re"al*ly) adv. In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.

Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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