What does recognise mean?

Definitions for recognise
ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪzrecog·nise

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word recognise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recognize, recogniseverb

    show approval or appreciation of

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

  2. accredit, recognize, recogniseverb

    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 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"

  4. greet, recognize, recogniseverb

    express greetings upon meeting someone

  5. acknowledge, recognize, recogniseverb

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

  6. recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agniseverb

    be fully aware or cognizant of

  7. recognize, recogniseverb

    perceive to be the same

  8. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. recogniseverb

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

  2. recogniseverb

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

  3. recogniseverb

    To acknowledge or consider as something.

  4. recogniseverb

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

  5. recogniseverb

    To give an award.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Recogniseverb

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. recognise

    To recognise is to identify or acknowledge someone or something as being previously seen, heard, known, or experienced. It can also mean to show formal appreciation or reward for someone's abilities, efforts, or achievements. Additionally, it may involve acknowledging or accepting the validity, legality, or legitimacy of something.

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.]

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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

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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. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    Japan believes that the day will come in the near future when we can recognise Palestine as a state, in order for that day to arrive sooner, we will appeal to both Israel and Palestine to resume negotiations to advance the so-called two-state solution.

  2. Bahram Baloch:

    People Donnot Recognise Someone Importance Until His Death.

  3. Nisha Varia:

    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.

  4. Stefan Worrall:

    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.

  5. Liss Lacao:

    I know I've done a good job when my phone doesn't recognise my face and let me in, i even fooled my boyfriend into thinking I was Joe Exotic from Tiger King.

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Translations for recognise

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  • erken, herkenAfrikaans
  • تعرفArabic
  • poznat, uznatCzech
  • wiedererkennen, erkennenGerman
  • αναγνωρίζωGreek
  • reconocerSpanish
  • tunnustaa, tuntea, tunnistaa, oivaltaaFinnish
  • reconnaîtreFrench
  • aithinIrish
  • पहचाननाHindi
  • elismer, felismer, megismerHungarian
  • riconoscereItalian
  • 表彰, 認識する, 認めるJapanese
  • 알아보다Korean
  • āhukahukaMāori
  • erkennen, herkennen, onderkennenDutch
  • reconhecerPortuguese
  • recunoașteRomanian
  • узнавать, узнать, постигать, постичь, опознавать, осознать, признать, признавать, опознать, осознаватьRussian
  • känna igen, erkännaSwedish
  • அடையாளம் கண்டு கொள்Tamil
  • bonga, vuma, bonaZulu

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