What does recognise mean?
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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word recognise.
show approval or appreciation of
"My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
accredit, recognize, recogniseverb
grant credentials to
"The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apartverb
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"
greet, recognize, recogniseverb
express greetings upon meeting someone
acknowledge, recognize, recogniseverb
express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agniseverb
be fully aware or cognizant of
perceive to be the same
acknowledge, recognize, recognise, knowverb
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"
To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity.
To acknowledge the existence or legality of something.; treat as worthy of consideration or valid.
To acknowledge or consider as something.
To realise or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realise or admit that.
To give an award.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: recognosco, Lat.
The British cannon formidably roars,
While starting from his oozy bed,
Th’ asserted ocean rears his reverend head,
To view and recognise his ancient lord. Dryden.
Then first he recognis’d th’ æthereal guest,
Wonder and joy alternate fire his breast. Alexander Pope.
However their causes speed in your tribunals, Christ will recognise them at a greater. South.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. recognoscĕre—re-, again, cognoscĕre, to know.]
Recognize vs. Recognise -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Recognize and Recognise.
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Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2857
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2522
Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Verbs Frequency: #243
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The numerical value of recognise in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of recognise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of recognise in a Sentence
A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system, humanity is called to recognise the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it.
The market had clearly worked itself into a frenzy of expectations demanding that the BOJ take action, and in retrospect that looks like a misguided view that failed to recognise the dilemma that recent economic dynamics have presented for the BOJ.
I recognise this plan is ambitious under the current circumstances, but I also believe that the priorities I have outlined are the utmost necessity in the achievement of a lasting peace settlement, our resources remain constrained until peace is achieved.
We are sorry that Shay has decided to leave us but recognise that we cannot match the rewards that he has been promised.
The Indonesian armed forces should recognise that harmful and humiliating 'virginity tests' on women recruits do nothing to strengthen national security, president Joko Widodo should set the military straight and immediately abolish the requirement and prevent all military hospitals from administering it.
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- erken, herkenAfrikaans
- poznat, uznatCzech
- wiedererkennen, erkennenGerman
- tunnustaa, tuntea, tunnistaa, oivaltaaFinnish
- elismer, felismer, megismerHungarian
- 表彰, 認識する, 認めるJapanese
- erkennen, herkennen, onderkennenDutch
- узнавать, узнать, постигать, постичь, опознавать, осознать, признать, признавать, опознать, осознаватьRussian
- känna igen, erkännaSwedish
- அடையாளம் கண்டு கொள்Tamil
- bonga, vuma, bonaZulu
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