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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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But when the play is over one realises that the laughter of the witches in 'Macbeth' is as terrible as the laughter of madness in
Zarathustra realises the danger threatening such a man.
I believe," he said, "that the Duchess realises her responsibilities in this matter.
After some consideration, he went into business as an Informer, in which calling he realises a genteel subsistence.