What does recognize mean?

Definitions for recognize
ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪzrec·og·nize

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

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

    be fully aware or cognizant of

  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. recognize, recogniseverb

    perceive to be the same

  5. accredit, recognize, recogniseverb

    grant credentials to

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

  6. greet, recognize, recogniseverb

    express greetings upon meeting someone

  7. acknowledge, recognize, recogniseverb

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

  8. recognizeverb

    exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

  9. recognize, recogniseverb

    show approval or appreciation of

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recognizeverb

    to know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of

  2. Recognizeverb

    to avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul

  3. Recognizeverb

    to acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like

  4. Recognizeverb

    to show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial

  5. Recognizeverb

    to review; to reexamine

  6. Recognizeverb

    to reconnoiter

  7. Recognizeverb

    to enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars

Editors Contribution

  1. recognize

    The ability of an animal, universal being or human being that has the ability of seeing and is aware and knowing.

    The gentleman can recognize it is his responsibility to communicate with his future wife and arrange to meet and prepare the wedding joyfully together.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  


  2. recognize

    To know an animal, person, place or thing.

    We all have the ability to recognize who our family and friends are.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognize' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4623

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognize' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2494

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recognize' in Verbs Frequency: #344

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recognize in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recognize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of recognize in a Sentence

  1. Martin Landray:

    At this stage, we found no clear adverse effects of doing this. Let's recognize that there are sort of two messages here. In the people who required oxygen or ventilation, it clearly works, and the benefits are biggest for those on ventilators. In the people in hospital with Covid who do not require oxygen -- so, their lungs are working moderately well -- then actually there's no benefit, in the trial, our focus was on mortality, which obviously a drug can affect in either direction, but the overall results in the patients on oxygen and ventilation was a clear, clear benefit.

  2. Patricia Bynes:

    Some people try to make the discussion about whether protests are more effective than voting, but I know that it takes both, what some people don't recognize is that protesting alone will not get the people you want into office.

  3. Corey Johnson:

    To the thousands of New Yorkers who so admirably fought for budget justice over the past several weeks : we heard you and we stand with you, we recognize that New York City must move away from failed racist policing policies of the past.

  4. Sebastian Kurz:

    The opposition always had the goal to get rid of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. And today, they succeeded, i ask you to recognize this decision, it's a democratic decision and there is no room for anger, sadness or hatred.

  5. Lee Jaffe:

    Regrettably some of that era's understanding of homosexuality and gender identity can be attributed to the American psychoanalytic establishment, it is long past time to recognize and apologize for our role in the discrimination and trauma caused by our profession.

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Translations for recognize

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  • تعرف, يتعرفArabic
  • uznat, poznatCzech
  • adnabodWelsh
  • erkennen, wiedererkennenGerman
  • αναγνωρίζωGreek
  • reconocerSpanish
  • تشخیص دادن, شناختن, به رسمیت شناختنPersian
  • oivaltaa, tunnistaa, tuntea, tunnustaaFinnish
  • reconnaîtreFrench
  • aithinIrish
  • पहचाननाHindi
  • észrevesz, elismer, felismer, megismerHungarian
  • riconoscereItalian
  • 認識する, 認める, 表彰Japanese
  • 알아보다Korean
  • erkennen, herkennen, onderkennenDutch
  • poznać, rozpoznać, uznaćPolish
  • reconhecerPortuguese
  • recunoașteRomanian
  • постичь, опознать, признавать, осознавать, опознавать, осознать, узнавать, признать, постигать, узнатьRussian
  • känna igen, erkännaSwedish
  • шинохтан‍Tajik
  • پہچاناUrdu
  • ricnoxheWalloon

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