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Definitions of recognition

  1. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
  2. approval; " give her recognition for trying"; " he was given credit for his work"; " it is to her credit that she tried"; " the credits were given at the end of the film"
  3. the act of preferring; " the preferment went to the younger candidate"
  4. coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; " a growing realization of the risk involved"; " a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"
  5. designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body; " he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"
  6. the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; " a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces".
  7. coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; " a growing realization of the risk involved"; " a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"; " increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"
  8. an acceptance ( as of a claim) as true and valid; " the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"
  9. approval; " give her recognition for trying"; " he was given credit for his work"; " give her credit for trying"; " the credits were given at the end of the film"
  10. the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country; " territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991"
  11. ( biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape.
  12. the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; " the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"; " she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"
  13. The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice.
  14. A perceiving or knowing a thing to be the same as, or similar to, something previously known; formal acknowledgment or commendation; as, recognition of a brave deed; friendly notice or attention.
  15. Act of recognizing: state of being recognized: recollection: avowal.
  16. The act of recognizing; acknowledgment; salutation.
  17. The act of recognising; formal avowal.
  18. Renewed or revived knowledge; knowledge confessed or avowed.
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Usage examples for recognition

  1. At this moment Christina's eye met Rowland's and before giving him any sign of recognition she glanced rapidly at his companions. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  2. Mrs. March could not make out whether he knew that Kenby was going with Rose and Mrs. Adding, but she felt that there must be a full and open recognition of the fact among them. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  3. Then, without a sign of recognition Shaw turned and rode rapidly away. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  4. She looked up at me with eyes in which I could have sworn there was no recognition – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  5. Lady Charlotte dropped him a quick recognition – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Mr. Bons, on seeing him, gave a cry as if of recognition and began to tremble violently. – The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories by E. M. Forster
  7. What is to the interest of one- this is gaining slow but sure recognition is to the interest of the other. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  8. In both there is the recognition of the spiritual power of it, as well as the joy and comfort it brought. – Friendship by Hugh Black
  9. The year 1920, then, has brought us to a recognition of at least three members of the family. – The Vitamine Manual by Walter H. Eddy
  10. In fact he earned a more generous recognition there than in Canada or in Great Britain. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  11. The old woman moved her head towards the voice, and smiled, but gave no further sign of recognition – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  12. I had never met him and was not eager for his recognition – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  13. Religion is the recognition of our duties as divine commands. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  14. His face, after a moment of question, relaxed into joyful recognition – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. She did not know why, but her heart seemed to stop beating, when Peg turned on her heel without a word or sign of recognition and sat down at a table at the far end of the room. – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  16. A look of recognition came into his eyes. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  17. There is nothing that will bend a man's will like the recognition of divine love which it is blessedness to come in contact with, and to obey. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  18. Here at least was some recognition – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  19. Even if the mistress or master desire no recognition of the interest taken in the girl, some recognition will certainly be made. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  20. There is a general recognition of the difference between old times and new. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
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