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rec·og·nize

 (rĕk′əg-nīz′)
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.

recognize

(ˈrɛkəɡˌnaɪz) or

recognise

vb (tr)
1. to perceive (a person, creature, or thing) to be the same as or belong to the same class as something previously seen or known; know again
2. to accept or be aware of (a fact, duty, problem, etc): to recognize necessity.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to give formal acknowledgment of the status or legality of (a government, an accredited representative, etc)
4. chiefly US and Canadian to grant (a person) the right to speak in a deliberative body, debate, etc
5. to give a token of thanks for (a service rendered, etc)
6. to make formal acknowledgment of (a claim, etc)
7. to show approval or appreciation of (something good or pleasing)
8. to acknowledge or greet (a person), as when meeting by chance
9. (Law) (intr) chiefly US to enter into a recognizance
[C15: from Latin recognoscere to know again, from re- + cognoscere to know, ascertain]
ˈrecogˌnizable, ˈrecogˌnisable adj
ˌrecogˌnizaˈbility, ˌrecogˌnisaˈbility n
ˈrecogˌnizably, ˈrecogˌnisably adv
ˈrecogˌnizer, ˈrecogˌniser n

rec•og•nize

(ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪz)

v.t. -nized, -niz•ing.
1. to identify as something or someone previously seen, known, etc.
2. to identify from knowledge of appearance or characteristics.
3. to perceive or acknowledge as existing, true, or valid: to recognize a problem.
4. to acknowledge as being entitled to speak: The Speaker recognized the representative.
5. to acknowledge formally as entitled to treatment as a political unit.
6. to acknowledge or accept formally as being something stated: to recognize a government as a belligerent.
7. to acknowledge acquaintance with, as by a greeting.
8. to show appreciation of, as by reward.
9. Law. to acknowledge (an illegitimate child) as one's own.
10. Biochem. to bind with, cleave, or otherwise react to (another substance) as a result of fitting its molecular shape or a portion of its shape.
[1425–75; < Old French reconuiss-, s. of reconuistre < Latin recognōscere=re- re- + cognōscere to know]
rec′og•niz`a•ble, adj.
rec`og•niz`a•bil′i•ty, n.
rec′og•niz`a•bly, adv.

recognize

  • 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."

recognize

realize
1. 'recognize'

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.

She didn't recognize me at first.
Doctors are trained to recognize the symptoms of depression.

If you recognize something such as a problem, you accept that it exists.

Governments are beginning to recognize the problem.
We recognize this as a genuine need.
2. 'realize'

If you become aware of a fact, don't say that you 'recognize' it. Say that you realize it.

I realized Martha was right.
She realized that she was going to be late.

recognize


Past participle: recognized
Gerund: recognizing

Imperative
recognize
recognize
Present
I recognize
you recognize
he/she/it recognizes
we recognize
you recognize
they recognize
Preterite
I recognized
you recognized
he/she/it recognized
we recognized
you recognized
they recognized
Present Continuous
I am recognizing
you are recognizing
he/she/it is recognizing
we are recognizing
you are recognizing
they are recognizing
Present Perfect
I have recognized
you have recognized
he/she/it has recognized
we have recognized
you have recognized
they have recognized
Past Continuous
I was recognizing
you were recognizing
he/she/it was recognizing
we were recognizing
you were recognizing
they were recognizing
Past Perfect
I had recognized
you had recognized
he/she/it had recognized
we had recognized
you had recognized
they had recognized
Future
I will recognize
you will recognize
he/she/it will recognize
we will recognize
you will recognize
they will recognize
Future Perfect
I will have recognized
you will have recognized
he/she/it will have recognized
we will have recognized
you will have recognized
they will have recognized
Future Continuous
I will be recognizing
you will be recognizing
he/she/it will be recognizing
we will be recognizing
you will be recognizing
they will be recognizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recognizing
you have been recognizing
he/she/it has been recognizing
we have been recognizing
you have been recognizing
they have been recognizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recognizing
you will have been recognizing
he/she/it will have been recognizing
we will have been recognizing
you will have been recognizing
they will have been recognizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recognizing
you had been recognizing
he/she/it had been recognizing
we had been recognizing
you had been recognizing
they had been recognizing
Conditional
I would recognize
you would recognize
he/she/it would recognize
we would recognize
you would recognize
they would recognize
Past Conditional
I would have recognized
you would have recognized
he/she/it would have recognized
we would have recognized
you would have recognized
they would have recognized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recognize - accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authorityrecognize - 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 ofrecognize - 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 torecognize - grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
licence, license, certify - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
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
herald, hail - greet enthusiastically or joyfully
welcome, receive - bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
say farewell - say good-bye or bid farewell
bid, wish - invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
accost, come up to, address - speak to someone
7.recognize - express obligation, thanks, or gratitude forrecognize - express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
give thanks, thank - express gratitude or show appreciation to
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"
prize, treasure, value, appreciate - hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
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"

recognize

verb
1. identify, know, place, remember, spot, notice, recall, make out, recollect, know again, put your finger on The receptionist recognized him at once.
2. acknowledge, see, allow, understand, accept, admit, grant, realize, concede, perceive, confess, be aware of, take on board, avow I recognize my own shortcomings.
acknowledge forget, ignore, overlook, be unaware of
3. approve, acknowledge, sanction, appreciate, greet, endorse, ratify, accept as valid, honour Most doctors appear to recognize homeopathy as a legitimate form of medicine.
4. appreciate, respect, notice, reward, applaud, salute, give recognition to He had the insight to recognize their talents.

recognize

verb
1. To perceive to be identical with something held in the memory:
2. To establish the identification of:
Slang: finger.
3. To express recognition of:
Translations
poznatuznat
genkendeacceptereanerkendeerkende
tunnistaatunnustaatunteaoivaltaa
prepoznati
elismerfelismermegismer
òekkja, bera kennsl áviîurkennaviîurkenna, gangast viî
分かる表彰認める認識する
알아보다
atpažįstamas
atpazītatzītpazīt
recunoaşte
prepoznatipriznati
känna igenerkänna
จำได้
nhận ra

recognize

[ˈrekəgnaɪz] VT
1. (= know again) → reconocer
I hardly recognized myselfapenas me reconocía or me conocía a mí mismo
he was recognized by two policemenlo reconocieron dos policías
2. (= acknowledge) → reconocer, admitir
are these qualifications recognized in other European countries?¿están estos títulos reconocidos en otros países europeos?
we do not recognize your claimno reconocemos su derecho a reclamarlo
they recognize Bosnia as an independent nationreconocen a Bosnia como nación independiente
3. (US) (= give right to speak) the Chair recognizes Mr Whiteel Sr. White tiene la palabra

recognize

[ˈrɛkəgnaɪz] recognise (British) vt
(= identify) → reconnaître
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
(= acknowledge) [+ problem, need, shortcomings, mistakes] → reconnaître; [+ importance, value] → reconnaître
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.
(= accept as valid) [+ qualifications, authority] → reconnaître
(= acknowledge legality of) [+ regime, state] → reconnaître
(= give official thanks for) [+ work, success, achievement] → reconnaître
to be recognized with an award [person] → être récompensé(e) par un prix

recognize

vt
(= know again) person, town, face, voice etcwiedererkennen; (= identify)erkennen (→ by an +dat); you wouldn’t recognize him/the house etcSie würden ihn/das Haus etc nicht wiedererkennen; do you recognize this tune?erkennen Sie die Melodie?; I wouldn’t have recognized him in that disguiseich hätte ihn in der Verkleidung nicht erkannt
(= acknowledge, also Pol) → anerkennen (as, to be als); she doesn’t recognize me any more when she goes pastsie kennt mich nicht mehr, wenn sie mich trifft; he doesn’t even recognize my existenceer nimmt mich nicht einmal zur Kenntnis
(= be aware)erkennen; (= be prepared to admit)zugeben, eingestehen; you must recognize what is necessarySie müssen erkennen, was notwendig ist; I recognize that I am not particularly intelligentich gebe zu, dass ich nicht besonders intelligent bin
(US: = let speak) → das Wort erteilen (+dat, → an +acc)

recognize

[ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz] vt (all senses) → riconoscere
to recognize (by/as) → riconoscere (a or da/come)

recognize,

recognise

(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.

recognize

يَتَعَرَّفُ على poznat genkende erkennen αναγνωρίζω reconocer tunnistaa reconnaître prepoznati riconoscere 分かる 알아보다 herkennen kjenne igjen rozpoznać reconhecer узнавать känna igen จำได้ tanımak nhận ra 认可

recognize

v. reconocer; admitir.

recognize

vt reconocer
References in classic literature ?
But someone did come and help her, though Jo did not recognize her good angels at once because they wore familiar shapes and used the simple spells best fitted to poor humanity.
I recognize your right to make explorations as well as ourselves, and I presume you have not fallen so low that you will not recognize the unwritten law in a case of this kind--the law which says the right of discovery belongs to the one who first makes it.
We could recognize familiar farm-houses and windmills.
Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her.
She was relieved and yet surprised to recognize the boyish face and figure of George Kearney.
Then, there was a pale, care-wrinkled woman, not old but haggard, and already with streaks of gray among her hair, like silver ribbons; one of those women, naturally delicate, whom you at once recognize as worn to death by a brute--probably a drunken brute--of a husband, and at least nine children.
When he found the eyes of Hester Prynne fastened on his own, and saw that she appeared to recognize him, he slowly and calmly raised his finger, made a gesture with it in the air, and laid it on his lips.
This, I recognize, is from the headmaster, and the headmaster's an awful bore.
And Jurgis started to mutter some reply; but at the same instant the man raised his light, which flashed in his face, so that it was possible to recognize him.
I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave's government also.
Sir Marhaus the king's son of Ireland talks like all the rest; you ought to give him a brogue, or at least a characteristic exple- tive; by this means one would recognize him as soon as he spoke, without his ever being named.
Two weeks had not altered her good face, and plainly her heart was in the right place yet, but there was such a difference between these clothes and the clothes I had seen her in before, when she was walking thirty miles a day in the Black Forest, that it was quite natural that I had failed to recognize her sooner.