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.
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2857
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Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2522
Rank popularity for the word 'recognise' in Verbs Frequency: #243
The numerical value of recognise in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of recognise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The practical objection to Puritanism, as to every form of fanaticism, is that it singles out certain evils as so much worse than others that they must be suppressed at all costs. The fanatic fails to recognise that the suppression of a real evil, if carried out too drastically, produces other evils which are even greater.
We must recognise that, for the past several years (Turkey)has been hosting the largest refugee population in the world, there's a lot of political talk. I concentrate on the substance of this, which is 'let's strengthen Turkey's ability to host refugees until they can go back safely, voluntarily to their countries'.
For us it changes nothing but we recognise that there are several interlocutors.
Investors recognise that two organisations have different cultures but at the end of the day, really they're concerned about sustainable earnings growth, there's not much sentimentality when it comes to these things.
Everything is completely destroyed. You don’t recognise the scenery.
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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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