What does recognise mean?

Definitions for recognise
ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪzrecog·nise

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recognise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recognize, recognise(verb)

    show approval or appreciation of

    "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

  2. accredit, recognize, recognise(verb)

    grant credentials to

    "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"

  3. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart(verb)

    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"

  4. greet, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express greetings upon meeting someone

  5. acknowledge, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

  6. recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise(verb)

    be fully aware or cognizant of

  7. recognize, recognise(verb)

    perceive to be the same

  8. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. recognise(Verb)

    To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity.

  2. recognise(Verb)

    To acknowledge the existence or legality of something.; treat as worthy of consideration or valid.

  3. recognise(Verb)

    To acknowledge or consider as something.

  4. recognise(Verb)

    To realise or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realise or admit that.

  5. recognise(Verb)

    To give an award.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recognise

    rek′og-nīz, v.t. to know again: to recollect: to acknowledge: to see the truth of.—adj. Rec′ognisable, that may be recognised or acknowledged.—adv. Rec′ognisably, in a recognisable manner.—ns. Recog′nisance, a recognition: an avowal: a profession: a legal obligation entered into before a magistrate to do, or not do, some particular act: to enter into recognisances; Rec′ogniser, one who recognises; Recogni′tion, act of recognising: state of being recognised: recollection: avowal: (Scots law) a return of the feu to the superior.—adjs. Recog′nitive, Recog′nitory. [L. recognoscĕrere-, again, cognoscĕre, to know.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2857

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2522

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Verbs Frequency: #243

How to pronounce recognise?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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How to say recognise in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recognise in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recognise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of recognise in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Shaun Thaxter:

    While welcoming this good news, we recognise that Indivior still needs long-term certainty, so we will leverage this outcome to seek a positive resolution of all the outstanding ANDA litigation involving Suboxone Film, our confidence in the long-term future of Indivior has received a good boost today, and we look forward to the next chapter in our development.

  2. Niccollo Machavelli, The Prince.:

    So as a prince is forced to know how to act like a beast, he must learn from the fox and the lion; becouse the lion is defenceless against traps and the fox is defenceless against wolves. Therefore one must be a fox in order to recognise traps and lion to frighten off wolves.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan:

    I'm confident that our outstanding team will continue to transform Wells Fargo into a better, stronger company; however, we recognise that it will take time to put all of our challenges behind us.

  4. Jeremy Hunt:

    We recognise that Japan has many investments employing hundreds of thousands of people in the U.K. We want strong cooperation to continue.

  5. Stefan Worrall:

    Earnings in Japan haven't been that bad, against very conservative guidance, which in retrospect was appropriate, i'm surprised there's been a failure to recognise more of the positives.

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  • herken, erkenAfrikaans
  • تعرفArabic
  • uznat, poznatCzech
  • erkennen, wiedererkennenGerman
  • αναγνωρίζωGreek
  • reconocerSpanish
  • tunnustaa, oivaltaa, tunnistaa, tunteaFinnish
  • reconnaîtreFrench
  • aithinIrish
  • पहचाननाHindi
  • felismer, megismer, elismerHungarian
  • riconoscereItalian
  • 表彰, 認識する, 認めるJapanese
  • 알아보다Korean
  • āhukahukaMāori
  • erkennen, onderkennen, herkennenDutch
  • reconhecerPortuguese
  • recunoașteRomanian
  • опознавать, признать, постичь, признавать, узнавать, опознать, осознать, осознавать, постигать, узнатьRussian
  • erkänna, känna igenSwedish
  • அடையாளம் கண்டு கொள்Tamil
  • bona, vuma, bongaZulu

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