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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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2 : to bring into being : accomplish realize a lifelong ambition <The war looked like my chance to realize my old dream of flying.
She realizes that while she has time available, other staff members may not have that option at this time.
Higher sensitivity TuMR thin-film heads that help realize such high read performance are thus attracting considerable attention.
Which leads to the real point: When will the fast followers realize that Toyota has won this PR war, and that all the eco-weenies really care about is that the great unwashed masses bow before their superior environmental awareness while they savage Detroit for its shortsightedness and inability to lead?
They didn't want to realize it might happen to them.
And those who are receptive to this higher truth also realize that inherent in their innate nature is an awareness of the Creator Who fashioned us out of clay and infused us with Spirit (r), giving life to earthly creatures.
I was acutely aware that thousands of civil rights workers had risked their lives, and some gave their lives, so that I would have the simple opportunity to study and grow, and maybe one day repay others for the great sacrifices they made to realize a more integrated and just society.
Working with her I've come to realize that it is best to let her lead."
More importantly, though, they realize that the Gothic is a specific and highly conventional means of interrogating themselves and the world they live in.
Because it made me realize there were some very basic questions that I had failed to address.
When people ask me, "Isn't it hard living without meat?," I realize that I couldn't begin to imagine myself eating meat.