realization Definition

  • 1the act of becoming aware of something that was not known before
  • 2the act of achieving something that you have been hoping for
  • 3the act of making something real or complete

Using realization: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "realization" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The realization of her mistake came too late.

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    The realization that she had won the lottery left her speechless.

  • Example

    The realization of his dream to become a doctor took years of hard work.

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    The realization of the project required a lot of resources and effort.

realization Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with realization

  • self-realization

    the fulfillment of one's potential through personal growth and self-awareness


    He went on a journey of self-realization to find his true purpose in life.

  • the process of converting assets into cash or their equivalent


    The company had to go through the realization of assets to pay off its debts.

  • an event that triggers the recognition of gains or losses in an investment


    The sale of the stock triggered a realization event for the investor.


Summary: realization in Brief

Realization [ˌrɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] refers to the act of becoming aware of something new, achieving a goal, or making something real. It can be a sudden realization or a long-term process, as in 'The realization of his dream to become a doctor took years of hard work.' Other phrases include 'self-realization' and 'realization of assets.'

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