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, 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"

  2. recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise(verb)

    be fully aware or cognizant of

  3. 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"

  4. recognize, recognise(verb)

    perceive to be the same

  5. accredit, recognize, recognise(verb)

    grant credentials to

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

  6. greet, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express greetings upon meeting someone

  7. acknowledge, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

  8. recognize(verb)

    exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

  9. recognize, recognise(verb)

    show approval or appreciation of

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recognize(verb)

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

  2. Recognize(verb)

    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. Recognize(verb)

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

  4. Recognize(verb)

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

  5. Recognize(verb)

    to review; to reexamine

  6. Recognize(verb)

    to reconnoiter

  7. Recognize(verb)

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

Editors Contribution

  1. recognize

    To be aware and know.

    He did recognize it was his responsibility to contact his future wife and arrange to meet her.

    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

How to pronounce recognize?

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How to say recognize in sign language?

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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. The Twitter CEO:

    Despite the success we are seeing with our use of algorithms to combat abuse, manipulation, and bad faith actors, we recognize that even a model created without deliberate bias may nevertheless result in biased outcomes, bias can happen inadvertently due to many factors, such as the quality of the data used to train our models. In addition to ensuring that we are not deliberately biasing the algorithms, it is our responsibility to understand, measure, and reduce these accidental biases. This is an extremely complex challenge in our industry, and algorithmic fairness and fair machine learning are active and substantial research topics in the machine learning community.

  2. Thomas Weiser:

    This should not be happening and bucks the trend that we as a country have experienced in the past several decades. We should be worried about this, our children are our country's future, and we as a society need to recognize when they are in trouble. This disturbing trend should be a wake-up call that mental health services, injury prevention, gun safety and ongoing efforts to improve car and driver safety need support, attention, and financial resources.

  3. Michelle Obama:

    The Democratic former president have to recognize that the way we've structured democracy requires The Democratic former president to take into account people who don't agree with The Democratic former president, and that by definition means The Democratic former president're not going to get 100 percent of what The Democratic former president want.

  4. Aaron Wolfson:

    This person should recognize when you have rogue employees versus a systemic issue.

  5. Simone Weil:

    Whenever a human being, through the commission of a crime, has become exiled from good, he needs to be reintegrated with it through suffering. The suffering should be inflicted with the aim of bringing the soul to recognize freely some day that its infliction was just.

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Translations for recognize

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  • تعرف, يتعرفArabic
  • poznat, uznatCzech
  • adnabodWelsh
  • wiedererkennen, erkennenGerman
  • αναγνωρίζωGreek
  • reconocerSpanish
  • تشخیص دادن, شناختن, به رسمیت شناختنPersian
  • tunnustaa, tunnistaa, oivaltaa, tunteaFinnish
  • reconnaîtreFrench
  • aithinIrish
  • पहचाननाHindi
  • elismer, felismer, megismer, észreveszHungarian
  • riconoscereItalian
  • 表彰, 認める, 認識するJapanese
  • 알아보다Korean
  • erkennen, onderkennen, herkennenDutch
  • uznać, poznać, rozpoznaćPolish
  • reconhecerPortuguese
  • recunoașteRomanian
  • признать, осознавать, постичь, опознавать, постигать, опознать, признавать, осознать, узнавать, узнатьRussian
  • erkänna, känna igenSwedish
  • шинохтан‍Tajik
  • پہچاناUrdu
  • ricnoxheWalloon

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