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realize (something) from (something)

1. To come to some particular realization as a result of something else. I realized that she didn't love me from the look on her face. You should have realized from the way they were acting that they had no intention of honoring the agreement.
2. To achieve or obtain some profit or other gain as a result of some transaction or sale. We'll ensure you realize the largest possible return from your investment. The government realized a pretty sizable profit from the sale of its properties around the country.
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realize (one's) potential

To perform to the utmost of one's abilities; to find as much success as is possible for one. "Potential" is often modified by "full" or "true." I wish you would realize your true potential instead of wasting your talents in this dead-end job. I've decided to start training with the Olympic team so I can realize my full potential.
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realize one's potential

to fulfill one's potential; to do as well as one possibly can. I hope I can get a good education so lean realize my potential.
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realize something from something

1. to perceive something from some kind of evidence. I just now realized something from what you've been saying. Tom realized how wrong he had been from what Mary told him.
2. to reap a profit by selling an asset that has increased in value. He realized a large profit from the sale of the house. We hoped to realize a lot of money from the sale of stock.
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3 : to get as a result of effort : gain <Will your business realize a profit?
She realizes that while she has time available, other staff members may not have that option at this time.
They didn't want to realize it might happen to them.
Supporting a 50,000-word rich vocabulary, this software realizes automatic speech-to-speech interpretation of travel conversation through the development of a new parallel speech recognition method (note 2*) for single-chip processors with several CPU cores, and a compact, lexical-rule-based, machine translation engine that unites dictionaries with grammar (note 3*) that is operable on small devices.
If instead T sold 100 shares to a third party and used $500 of the proceeds to cash-settle the forward contract, he would realize a $500 loss on the contract settlement and a $1,000 gain on the stock sale ($11,000 realized--$10,000 basis in 100 shares).
I began to realize that energy created from stride leg was only relevant if it was properly timed.
are devoted to helping gays and lesbians realize that they serve valuable roles in their congregations.
When they graduate they realize that the rest of their lives may be spent in the permanent shadow of poverty.
I was leery of how successful it would be; however, I now realize the value of study groups.
It is wonderful to realize that in this world where family, moral, and social values seem to change so quickly and seem to go into obscurity, there are still places like camp in which these values are deeply appreciated, advocated, and handed down to other generations.
dollars which the subject equipment could typically realize at a privately negotiated sale, properly advertised and professionally managed, by a seller obligated to sell over an extended period of time, usually within six to twelve months, as of the effective date of the appraisal report.
Our ultimate goal is to create a homegrown industry where people realize there are other people in the area who can service and work with them to produce a film or an album," says Mark Palumbo, president of MFM.
As a result, the taxpayer doesn't realize a loss on the transaction until that date.
The problem is that most investors don't realize it since funds deduct expenses from your holdings, which means you never actually write a check to pay expenses.