realize (something) from (something)

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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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"We shall need no barricades for we shall not linger in the tower," replied Gahan, moving more rapidly as he realized from the volume of sound behind them the great number of their pursuers.
The trading company, which has bartered for the trade credits, realizes a profit in the spread between what he has paid for the trade credits and the rent realized from the lease.
If a deferred tax asset cannot be, fully realized from either carryback or offsetting sources, future taxable income and tax planning strategies should be considered.
If deferred tax assets can be fully realized from these sources, there is no need to evaluate the likelihood other taxable income sources exist to support the conclusion a valuation allowance is not needed.
121(a) provides for an exclusion of gain realized from the sale or exchange of property that has been owned and used as the taxpayer's principal residence for two of the five years preceding the sale.
1.1001-2(a), which provides that the amount realized from a sale of property includes the liabilities from which the transferor is discharged as a result of the sale.
However, the taxpayer does not always have to recognize gain realized from an involuntary conversion.
If the debtor is solvent, income realized from a discharged debt may still escape taxation, if the obligation is purchase-money indebtedness still held by the original seller of the property and the other requirements of Sec.