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

How to pronounce recognize?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Ellen Metcalf:

    You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can't sit back and wait.

  2. Yu Zhengsheng:

    We must fully recognize that Xinjiang faces a very serious situation in maintaining long-term social stability, and we must make a serious crackdown on violent terror activities a focal point of our struggle.

  3. Juan Guaido:

    We do not recognize any false national electoral council.

  4. Judith Heumann:

    People just need to get over it and just need to recognize that the [ Center for Disease Control ] says one in four adults in the United States live with a disability.

  5. Appetizer Mobile:

    Moving forward, Apple is making Siri more ubiquitous and is now putting it on as many platforms as possible, by opening up Siri to a degree to developers, Siri will better recognize voices and context.

Images & Illustrations of recognize

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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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