He realized the goal. Does it mean he understood the goal or he fulfilled the goal? Could you help me clarify it? Thank you always.


This usage of "realize" takes the meaning of the root word "real" literally. It means "make it real." And yes, it's a synonym for "achieved" in this context.

Note that this usage of "realize" is transitive, while the meaning of realize that is a synonym for "to understand" is intransitive.

| improve this answer | |
  • Realise as understand is transitive too... he realised his mistake. – SamBC Mar 27 '19 at 21:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.