To make something real from a transaction, such as to get the profit from an investment that has appreciated by selling it.

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After my brother invested money in a startup before it went public, he was able to realize a lot of profit when they sold shares to the public.

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You need to realize your full potential so that you can continue to work your way up the corporate ladder.

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I did not realize that all of this hard work was going to pay off for us big time and allow us to do things we never thought possible.

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