show approval or appreciation of
"My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
accredit, recognize, recognise(verb)
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 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"
greet, recognize, recognise(verb)
express greetings upon meeting someone
acknowledge, recognize, recognise(verb)
express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise(verb)
be fully aware or cognizant of
perceive to be the same
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"
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
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
For us it changes nothing but we recognise that there are several interlocutors.
I recognise President Ouattara's victory, we ran a good campaign, but the best candidate won.
They were brought here but I could not recognise them because bodies are brought in body bags.
I hope that the high echelons of the (ruling) Republican Party will unequivocally recognise the popular velvet and non-violent revolution.
We recognise that Japan has many investments employing hundreds of thousands of people in the U.K. We want strong cooperation to continue.
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- herken, erkenAfrikaans
- uznat, poznatCzech
- erkennen, wiedererkennenGerman
- tunnustaa, oivaltaa, tunnistaa, tunteaFinnish
- felismer, megismer, elismerHungarian
- 表彰, 認識する, 認めるJapanese
- erkennen, onderkennen, herkennenDutch
- опознавать, признать, постичь, признавать, узнавать, опознать, осознать, осознавать, постигать, узнатьRussian
- erkänna, känna igenSwedish
- அடையாளம் கண்டு கொள்Tamil
- bona, vuma, bongaZulu
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