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Adj.1.recognisable - capable of being recognized
identifiable - capable of being identified
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(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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If his civic and family life have to do with literature, everything will be printed and read and laughed over and discussed; until at length, he hardly dare show his face in the street at all, seeing that he will have been described by report as recognisable through his gait alone!
I find them in almost as recognisable a form in a young woman from the State of Maine, in the province of New England, with whom I have had a good deal of conversation.
No one has been able to point out what kind, or what amount, of difference in any recognisable character is sufficient to prevent two species crossing.
Such cases are highly important, for they prove that the capacity in any two species to cross is often completely independent of their systematic affinity, or of any recognisable difference in their whole organisation.
Thin remains of a discoloured moustache and whiskers, hanging over the upper lip, and over the hollows where the cheeks had once been, made the head just recognisable as the head of a man.
That they had been engaged in the destruction of some building was sufficiently apparent, and that it was a Catholic place of worship was evident from the spoils they bore as trophies, which were easily recognisable for the vestments of priests, and rich fragments of altar furniture.
European Commision's Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefovi is the most recognisable politician that can be offered, experts say.The Visegrad Group (V4) countries, namely the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, support current EC Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefovi for the post of new EC president, the Czech Hospodaske Noviny daily reported.
He added: "Her Royal Highness enjoyed her trip to A more recognisable Princess Anne the lighthouse very much and it was good to also see Grace Darling's memorial.
The TV presenter is one of a number of stars dressing up as some of the world's most recognisable moustachioed faces for the yearly Movember Foundation drive.
THE HEADLINER Embrace and The Wailers are the most recognisable names - but the inclusion of Craig Charles Funk & Soul, Derek Ryan and - incredibly - The Ulster Orchestra have given the festival a real broad appeal.
Sotheby's says: "The world-renowned Angel of the North in Gateshead in Northern England, the largest public sculpture in the United Kingdom when it was erected in 1997, is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK.