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

    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
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. 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.

  2. Rugerio Estrada:

    It was a very healthy life, we started off every day in a very beautiful environment, and that allows you to see life in a different way. You wake up and say, I am in a very pretty place, and you start to recognize yourself.

  3. Christine Chiu:

    I walk around in sweats and Uggs. I blend in very well. You would not recognize me out of a crowd because I don't wear couture everywhere.

  4. Arnie Arnesen:

    Some of us get to open doors and others get to walk through them, bernie opened the door for progressive politics, but I think he has to recognize there are new voices and a new bench.

  5. Martin Heinrich:

    If Jon Tester can't admit or recognize that mistakes were made that makes me question whether Jon Tester are going to to be able to avoid those mistakes in the future.

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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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