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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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She also realizes that the next person to need that item may well be a patient.
3) An advanced wave-concatenative speech synthesis engine, which realizes high-performance reading through an advanced, wave-concatenative speech synthesis method based on a wide-range of speech data.
To the extent T realizes a loss on the put option, it is capitalized into the basis of the X shares that T identified.
In revenue ruling 2002-44 the IRS has provided two "fact patterns" that help explain when a taxpayer realizes a gain or loss on a short sale of stock.
Gradually, however, he realizes that "there was a conversation going on in the world around me that I wasn't participating in.
Although Mary Sue's initial reaction is negative, she decides to like the place a little better when she realizes her boyfriend in this world is handsome football captain Skip Martin (Paul Walker).
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.
shareholder of X, a foreign corporation, realizes a $100 gain on its exchange of X stock for Y stock; the realized gain on the assets dropped to Z is $400; and the realized gain on all assets transferred to Y is $1,000.
2*: Fast IP Handover Technology: This is a proprietary mobility support technology of NEC, which realizes fast handover of IP through the exchange of route registration between layered routers.
P's adjusted basis in the relinquished property is $80; thus, it realizes $220 gain.
Nevertheless, in situations in which the taxpayer realizes gain (either under a casualty or a condemnation circumstance), the taxpayer is subject to income taxation.