realize vs realise : Common Errors in English

About realize vs realise

“Realize” is the dominant spelling in the US, and “realise” in the UK. Spelling checkers often try to enforce these patterns by labeling the other spelling as an error; but it is good to know that most dictionaries list these as acceptable spelling variants.

realize Meaning(s)

  • (v) be fully aware or cognizant of
  • (v) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
  • (v) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
  • (v) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  • (v) convert into cash; of goods and property
  • (v) expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass

realise Meaning(s)

  • (v) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  • (v) convert into cash; of goods and property
  • (v) expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass
  • (v) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
  • (v) be fully aware or cognizant of
  • (v) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

realize in News

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    Jim Ross didn't realize how important bus service was in Westport until he lost his eyesight. Now Ross uses the town's door-to-door shuttle service to take him from his home to the train station so he can commute to work.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Westport News

  2. Jennifer Lopez: Latinos starting to realize their power

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, and that makes the timing good for her latest undertaking: Lobbying for greater diversity in TV programming.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: El Paso Times

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    on June 12, 2013 Source: Curbed New York

realise in News

  1. In Amish country, trading fracking rights for a pittance

    Some energy companies are offering Amish farmers in eastern Ohio a pittance to drill on their land, according to an article in the New Republic. The problem is that once the farmers realise that they have signed away their land for a mere fraction of its real worth, Burgess writes, they are unable to sue in court because their religion does not permit lawsuits.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. RBI takes steps to increase dollar inflows

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday took measures to increase the supply of dollars in the market including asking exporters to realise their dollar earnings and get them back ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

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