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tr.v. de·rec·og·nized, de·rec·og·niz·ing, de·rec·og·niz·es
To rescind formal, especially diplomatic recognition of: a proposal to derecognize the outlaw terrorist state.
de·rec′og·ni′tion (-nĭsh′ən) n.
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1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to cease to recognize (a trade union) as having special negotiating rights within a company or industry
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to advise (a trade union) of such action
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Past participle: derecognized
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