Or is it realised? Have you ever wondered what is the difference between realise with s and realize with a z? Today, we’ll explain the real difference between the two words with different examples and try to elucidate your confusion once and for all.
This must have cleared up the different meanings of the verb realise but you must still be pondering when to use which realise? There is no specific answer to this question. The most important thing to know is that both the spellings are acceptable in all English communities.
Now comes the main question; when to use which? Well, it all depends on your audience, origin and preference. If you are an American writing for global audience, you will prefer to write realize with a z, however a British national writing for global audience will use realise with s. If you are specifically writing for American audience, then regardless of your origin or preference, you will have to use realize with a z. If the case is otherwise, an author writing for British audience should use realise with s. If you are not a native English speaker and you are writing for your community which is non-English, then you can use any one in your writing but make sure that you use the same spellings throughout the writing.
Realise or realize:
To put it shortly, realise and realize are both acceptable alternatives for the verb which means to become aware of or bring into being. The only difference in them is their predominance in different English speaking communities. The American English makes use of realize with a z whereas the British English makes use of realise with s. The decision of choosing one should depend upon your audience, preference and origin.