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tr.v. rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing, rec·og·niz·es
1. To know to be something that has been perceived before: recognize a face.
2. To know or identify from past experience or knowledge: recognize hostility.
3. To perceive or show acceptance of the validity or reality of: recognizes the concerns of the tenants.
4. To permit to address a meeting: The club's president recognized the new member.
5. To accept officially the national status of as a new government.
6. To show awareness of; approve of or appreciate: recognize services rendered.
7. To admit the acquaintance of, as by salutation: recognize an old friend with a cheerful greeting.
8. Law To enter into a recognizance.
9. Biology To exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate, for example).

[Middle English recognisen, to resume possession of land, alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin recognizāre, to recognize) of Old French reconoistre, reconoiss-, to know again, from Latin recognōscere : re-, re- + cognōscere, to get to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

rec′og·niz′a·ble adj.
rec′og·niz′a·bly adv.
rec′og·niz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.recognizably - to a recognizable degree; "he was recognizably slimmer now"
unrecognisable, unrecognizably - beyond recognition; in an unrecognizable manner; "he had unrecognizably aged"
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[ˌrekəgˈnaɪzəblɪ] ADV it is recognizably different/betterse ve a las claras que es diferente/mejor


[ˌrɛkəgˈnaɪzəbli] recognisably advmanifestement


adv (= perceptibly)offensichtlich, erkennbar


[ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪzəblɪ] advriconoscibilmente



(ˈrekəgnaiz) verb
1. to see, hear etc (a person, thing etc) and know who or what that person, thing etc is, because one has seen or heard him, it etc before. I recognized his voice/handwriting; I recognized him by his voice.
2. to admit, acknowledge. Everyone recognized his skill.
3. to be willing to have political relations with. Many countries were unwilling to recognize the new republic.
4. to accept as valid, well-qualified etc. I don't recognize the authority of this court.
ˌrecogˈnizable, ˌrecogˈnisable adjective
(negative unrecognizable).
ˌrecogˈnizably, ˌrecogˈnisably adverb
ˌrecogˈnition (-ˈniʃən) noun
the act or state of recognizing or being recognized. They gave the boy a medal in recognition of his courage; I said hello to him but he showed no recognition.
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That is to say, the occurrence might have varied within certain limits without causing our image to vary recognizably.
In 1946, Leonard Read founded the first organization dedicated to recognizably modern libertarian ideas, the Foundation for Economic Education.
This paper distinguishes two competing conceptions of dignity, one recognizably Hobbesian and one recognizably Kantian.
The music of this opera seria is charming and recognizably Rossini, although the story is quite complex.
As the world's leading trade fair for consumer goods, Ambiente is recognizably unique.
It is an eschatological sanctuary, he argues, whose divine establishment distinguishes it recognizably from all structures made by people.
She said that Cocktail's screenplay is in recognizably style: "In a style that feels recognizably similar to "
This is a great, well-made lager beer, recognizably a Bavarian-style Schwarzbier, but with a little extra American punch.
All of the favored candidates are recognizably Democrats, or are running against opponents who are recognizably Republicans.
The event turned out to be the first baseball game ever played with recognizably modern rules as part of an organized sport.
I've been told that the film's voluptuous costuming is recognizably accurate from the short-lived Later Tang Dynasty (923-936).
Prepare both musicians for the likelihood that they will need to play each shorter section multiple times before it meshes recognizably.