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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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    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. Gift Gugu Mona:

    God remains great, even when others refuse to recognize, know or seek after Him. He never stops loving, caring and protecting humanity.

  2. Nicolas Maduro:

    We don't accept ultimatums from anyone, it's as if I went to the The European Union and said,' I give you seven days to recognize the republic of Catalonia or if not, we will take measures.' No, no. International politics can not base itself on ultimatums. That is the epoch of imperialism or colonies.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Self-delusion is one's failure to recognize a reality. Now, permit me to tell you this. Anyone who thinks or says that true Love does not exist is just delusive. Yes! because, true Love exists and it will ever exist. Note: A Cheat always thinks and says that everyone cheats and a Liar often thinks and says that everyone lies (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    I recognize only the Holy Pilgrimage of Science to the Land of Truths! All other pilgrimages are nothing but touristic trips!

  5. Gregory Fenves:

    A lot has changed as a society and for institutions since then. We understand the healing process, and closure, one of the lessons is that we do need to deal with the trauma and we need to support the survivors and recognize those who were killed.

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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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