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v.t. -nized, -niz•ing.
- recognition mark - A distinctive one that makes an animal or bird easy to recognize by others of the same species.
- cognizance - Latin gnoscene, "know," begat cognoscere, "get to know; recognize," and it moved through French connoissance to English to become cognizance.
- sentence sense - The ability to recognize a grammatically complete sentence.
- appreciate, recognize, understand - The use of "appreciate" should involve valuing something or understanding it sympathetically; when there is no value or sympathy, use "recognize" or "understand"; appreciate first meant "set at a price; appraised."
If you recognize someone or something, you know who or what they are because you have seen them before, or because they have been described to you.
If you recognize something such as a problem, you accept that it exists.
If you become aware of a fact, don't say that you 'recognize' it. Say that you realize it.
Past participle: recognized
|Verb||1.||recognize - accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"|
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
|2.||recognize - be fully aware or cognizant of |
cognise, cognize, know - be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time"
know - know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off"
|3.||recognize - detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"|
resolve - make clearly visible; "can this image be resolved?"
discriminate - distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
|4.||recognize - perceive to be the same|
recall, recollect, remember, call back, call up, retrieve, think - recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
identify - consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
|5.||recognize - grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"|
|6.||recognize - express greetings upon meeting someone|
shake hands - take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation
curtsy, bob - make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect; "She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand"
salute - greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
salute, present - recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
salute - honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
say farewell - say good-bye or bid farewell
|7.||recognize - express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"|
appreciate - recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
|8.||recognize - exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)|
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
|9.||recognize - show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"|
honor, honour, reward - bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
rubricate - place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint; "She was rubricated by the pope"
acknowledge forget, ignore, overlook, be unaware of
I hardly recognized myself → apenas me reconocía or me conocía a mí mismo
he was recognized by two policemen → lo reconocieron dos policías
are these qualifications recognized in other European countries? → ¿están estos títulos reconocidos en otros países europeos?
we do not recognize your claim → no reconocemos su derecho a reclamarlo
they recognize Bosnia as an independent nation → reconocen a Bosnia como nación independiente
recognize[ˈrɛkəgnaɪz] recognise (British) vt
to recognize sb by sth → reconnaître qn à qch
You'll recognize me by my red hair → Vous me reconnaîtrez à mes cheveux roux.
to recognize sb as → reconnaître qn comme étant
a man I easily recognized as Luke's father → un homme que j'ai tout de suite reconnu comme étant le père de Luke
to be recognized as → être considéré(e) comme
These drugs are generally recognized as safe → Ces médicaments sont généralement considérés comme sans danger.
He was recognized as one of the finest poets of his time → Il était considéré comme l'un des meilleurs poètes de son époque.