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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.
References in classic literature ?
That is to say, the occurrence might have varied within certain limits without causing our image to vary recognizably.
We wanted to elevate what we'd done before, but still have it be recognizably Glossier.
A person born as a male can become recognizably female through the use of hormones and/or surgical procedures; and a person born as a female can become recognizably male.
Yet McGregor's Swede feels neither fish nor fowl, a bland everyman who's neither recognizably Semitic nor recognizably all-American, and this fundamental miscasting sets the tone for the rest of the film.
Critique: An inherently fascinating read from beginning to end, "Idiot Boys: A Memoir" is a deftly crafted and exceptionally personal account that is both descriptively singular and recognizably universal.
He asks how particular conceptions of death influence and respond to corresponding conceptions of human virtue and perfection, and seeks his answer in the account of martyrdom given by Thomas Aquinas, In particular, he questions whether one can plausibly claim martyrdom to be an act of virtue in any recognizably Aristotelian sense.
This paper distinguishes two competing conceptions of dignity, one recognizably Hobbesian and one recognizably Kantian.
In 1946, Leonard Read founded the first organization dedicated to recognizably modern libertarian ideas, the Foundation for Economic Education.
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.
In the last three years, there has recognizably been a transition in the theme and form of Omi's paintings and sculptures.
It is an eschatological sanctuary, he argues, whose divine establishment distinguishes it recognizably from all structures made by people.