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    • Join Date: Jun 2009
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    Recognize and Realize

    Want to clarify the meaning of " Recognize" and " Realize", what are the differences?

    • Join Date: May 2008
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    Re: Recognize and Realize

    realize - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    realize, recognize

    If you realize a fact, you know and understand it, or begin to understand it
    Do you realize how dangerous this is?
    I realized that the job was going to take longer than I thought.

    If you recognize a fact or problem, you accept that it exists
    We recognize that many students need extra help.
    The government does not recognize the need for more funding.

    !! Realize is not followed by 'about' or 'of'
    She already had a boyfriend, but I didn't realize this (NOT didn't realize about this).

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