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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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Where there is a phased-in change in tax rates, estimation of the applicable tax rate requires knowledge of when deferred items are expected to be realized or settled.
1031, a taxpayer may exchange qualifying property without currently recognizing realized gain or loss.
Deferred tax assets would be reduced by a valuation allowance if, based on the weight of available evidence, it is more likely than not some or all the benefits would not be realized.
The realized gain allocable to the business portion will not qualify for deferral.
If that is the case, any gain realized on the sale, exchange or redemption of the bonds is ordinary income up to the amount of the OID (less any OID already included in income).
However, the taxpayer does not always have to recognize gain realized from an involuntary conversion.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has informally stated that any inventory valuation method consistent with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), consistently applied, can be used to calculate realized and unrealized gains or losses on plan assets for current value reporting purposes.
That ruling held that the taxpayer realized discharge of indebtedness income under Sec.
91-47, the IRS applied "substance over form" and "step-transaction" principles to find that cancellation of debt (COD) income was realized by a corporate debtor.