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Realize

To close a position such that one finally sees the profit or loss from an investment. For example, if an investor buys a stock at $5 per share and the price goes to $10, the investor has a paper profit of $5 per share. However, if the investor waits to sell the stock until the price drops to $8, he/she only realizes $3 per share in profit. Investors often wait before realizing substantial profits or losses, as locking in a profit may result in higher taxation, while realizing a loss removes the possibility that the investment can be recovered. See also: Cut losses.
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These are the poets, the philosophers, the men of science, the men of culture - in a word, the real men, the men who have realised themselves, and in whom all Humanity gains a partial realisation.
Father Damien was Christlike when he went out to live with the lepers, because in such service he realised fully what was best in him.
I often wonder, however, whether the public understand that that success is entirely due to the fact that he did not accept their standard, but realised his own.
He perceived some difference on the Vaterland for which he could not account, and then he realised that the engines had slowed to an almost inaudible beat.
The day broke dim and overcast, and neither the Bremen nor the Weimar realised they had to deal with more than the Susquehanna until the whole column drew out from behind her at a distance of a mile.
He realised that, when she passed out of his gate, she passed into a world where she would be hopelessly lost to him, so he took his courage into his hands, and was very bold indeed.
He realised, partially, the seriousness of my condition.
To Newman Noggs he forwarded one half of the sum he had realised, entreating him to take an opportunity of handing it to Kate in secret, and conveying to her the warmest assurances of his love and affection.
Hamel," she said quietly, "I dare say that even during these few days you have realised that Mr.
Let us say, then, may not have been realised,' observed Mr Meagles.