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“Realize” or “Realise”


Realize and realise are both English terms.


Realize is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while realise is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
realize 96 20 41 92 82 24 0 30 31 76 67 60
realise 4 80 59 8 18 76 0 70 69 24 33 40

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "realize" over "realise" (96 to 4).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 80 to 20 preference for "realise" over "realize".
  • In India, there is a 59 to 41 preference for "realise" over "realize".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "realize" over "realise" (92 to 8).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "realize" over "realise" (82 to 18).
  • In Australia, there is a 76 to 24 preference for "realise" over "realize".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "realize" and "realise".
  • In Ireland, there is a 70 to 30 preference for "realise" over "realize".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 69 to 31 preference for "realise" over "realize".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "realize" over "realise" (76 to 24).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "realize" over "realise" (67 to 33).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "realize" over "realise" (60 to 40).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use realize or realise with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “realize”

  • The thing I didn't realize then, and that I do
  • accepted that he would never realize his early dream of becoming
  • beings, Shin and his friends realize that they overslept and must
  • earth and the attempt to realize this in England in the
  • another immortal has "awakened", they realize someone is onto their secret
  • is the only one to realize that bloodshed only fuels more
  • excites every human mind to realize the truth.
  • The Japanese delegation did not realize the full ramifications of their
  • and develops it further to realize the effects of diffraction, reflection
  • Jimmi begins to realize the similarities between Cherry and

Examples of “realise”

  • great effort to understand and realise the reason for which Srila
  • offered a practical means to realise the divine force within which
  • Going there they realise that he has eaten two
  • have more impact than you realise", to which Iannucci replied, via
  • livelihoods and fishery scientists who realise that if future fish populations
  • examine the temporal extent we realise there have been two bridges
  • and the late Bridget O'Connor realise the novel is overtly about
  • in 2007, is intended to realise more fully the right guaranteed
  • The lovers realise that their dream is over,
  • have to go elsewhere to realise his coaching ambitions.

(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license.)

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