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Usage statistics for the verb realise:

imaginative writing71.33%informational writing28.67%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb realise:


Realise is sometimes a misspelling of realized.

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Definition of the verb realise

What does realise mean as a doing word?

Realise is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: realised | realising | realises

  1. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  2. convert into cash; of goods and property
  3. expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
  4. make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
  5. be fully aware or cognizant of
  6. perceive (an idea or situation) mentally


  1. "Realise" is a musical EP of Old Apparatus.
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  2. "Realise" is a musical album of Carmada.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Realise

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Google previewThe Mystical Qabalah (2017)

by Dion Fortune

The great point we need to realise is that in the microcosmic Tree there is a flow down and up the positive and negative aspects of our own subjective levels of consciousness, whereby the spirit inspires mind, and mind directs the emotions, ...

Google previewGame of Knowns (2013)

Science is Coming by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

The first thing to realise is that this whole “left–right” thingie is a little fuzzy. Sure, 90 per cent of us are righthanded. But 80 per cent are rightfooted and 70 per cent are righteyed while only 60 per cent are righteared. The second thing to realise ...

Google previewThe British Journal of Psychology (1922)

The next thing clearly to realise is that the instances of behaviour which we commonly find in animal life are partly unlearnt and partly learnt. In other words there is an instinctive component or factor and an intelligent factor in the blended ...

Google previewA school course in geometry (1913)

including the elements of trigonometry and mensuration and an introduction to the methods of co-ordinate geometry by W. J. Dobbs

The important fact to realise is that The same number which expresses in radians an angle at the centre of a circle also expresses the arc on which the angle stands in terms of the radius of the circle — /'/ is the number which expresses the arc ...

Google previewThe Book of Woman's Power, with an Introdvction by Ida M. Tarbell, and Illvstrations by E. R. Lee Thayer (1911)

But the point to realise is that the highest test of a subject, or of ...

Google previewThe Cinema of Me (2012)

Self and Subjectivity in First-Person Documentary Film by Alisa Lebow

quickly realise is an audio tour in American-accented English, introducing 'the city which some refer to as the cultural centre of Israel – Tel Aviv';. Over the strains of a classical string concerto, this voice points out the 'ancient city of Jaffa' and ...

Google previewAn Introduction to Acupuncture (2012)

A Practical Guide for GPs and other Medical Personnel by P.F. Pearson

An important point to realise is that these short courses are intended mainly for conventional ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

the language, the design of instruction cannot simply provide for the exercise of skills in manifesting the possible, but must also involve learners in activities whereby they will develop abilities to realise the possible in contextually appropriate ...

Google previewDr Dale's Zombie Dictionary (2010)

The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive by Dr Dale Seslick

It is true that, like pigeons, these creatures will show caution once they realise it is ...

Google previewBadiou Dictionary (2015)

by Steven Corcoran

This is inter alia due to the fact that the attempt of the Cultural Revolution to realise the communist hypothesis entered into a contradictory oscillation between an immanent destruction of the party-state model of organisation, for which ...

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Small photo of Quote - 'Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things', overlaid on to a photograph of snow drops in a jar. Perfect for social media campaigns.Small photo of nature realise us to make our soul pure and inocentSmall photo of Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland a land of numerous waterfalls, and the most famous of them is Skogafoss, this waterfall actually makes you realise the tininess of your existence. More...

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Quotes about Realise

So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior. (Steven Biko)
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Scrabble value of R1E1A1L1I1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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