(Latin: from res, thing, object, matter, circumstance; factual)
2. Everything that actually does or could exist or happen in real life.
3. Something that has real existence and must be dealt with in real life.
4. An existence or universe, either connected with or independent from other kinds.
5. The totality of real things in the world, independent of people's knowledge, awareness, or perception of them.
6. The condition of the world as it really is rather than as a person might want it to be.
7. The culturally constructed world of perception, meaning, and behavior that members of a culture regard as true.
In psychoanalysis this function is held to be performed by the ego.
2. An ego function that enables a person to differentiate between external reality and an inner imaginative world and to behave in a manner that exhibits an awareness of accepted norms and customs.
Therapy is directed to assist such patients in recognizing and accepting the present situation.
The main technique is confrontation; the therapist consistently confronts the client with the reality of the situation.
Illness or pathology is viewed as a defense against the real world. The purpose of the confrontation is to minimize distortion.
2. Capable of being tangible: The realizability of Jim's property was his greatest asset.
2. Capable of being changed or converted into cash; spendable; obtainable; Timothy did not have any realizable assets to pay the outstanding amount due.
Related words for this meaning of realization: knowledge, understanding, information, experience, expertise.2. The process of achieving something that someone has planned or hoped for, or the moment when this happens.
3. The act of realizing or the condition of being realized.
4. Coming to understand something clearly and distinctly.
Synonyms of realize: comprehend, apprehend, understand, gather, grasp, get, fathom, appreciate, absorb, feel strongly; perceive, see into, penetrate, make out, discern; be cognizant of, recognize; conceive, imagine.
2. "He realized his fondest dream when he won the Pulitzer prize."
Synonyms for realized: actualize, fulfill, compete, consummate, bring to pass, bring about, effectuate, carry out, execute, carry through, work out, discharge, do, produce, perform; attain, get, achieve, accomplish, make good.3. "She realized very little by selling those stocks."
Applicable synonyms for realized: get as profit, gain, acquire, profit, clear, net, obtain a return, make money, make capital of, accomplish.
2. To fulfill a specific vision, plan, desire, or possibility of something being achieved: After months of saving her money, June finally realized her wish to go to the concert in New York!
3. To tranform something into a particular amount of money, usually by selling it: Gregory thought that his paintings should realize an amount of $300 when sold the coming month.
4. To turn something such as a play or novel into a stage or film performance: Jeffrey was totally happy when his crime novel was finally realized as a movie and was shown at the local theater!
5. To make real or concrete by giving reality or substance to something: After planning and calculating the costs, Thomas finally began to realize his wishes for his garden, and work began the following week.
"Really, he's the most exasperating person I know."
Synonyms that apply to really: actually, in fact, truly, truthfully, genuinely; literally, indeed; surely, certainly, positively, unquestionably, absolutely, categorically.
2. Truly, genuinely: used to emphasize the truthfulness or accuracy of what is being said: "We went for a walk up that really steep hill."
3. Used to emphasize the extent to which something is true: "That's really an interesting trip."
4. In order to act in the correct or proper manner: "They really should let the authorities know about this traffic-light problem."
To produce such an image, the data must be recorded quickly over a very short time rather than by accumulation over a longer period.