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Definitions of recognize

  1. grant credentials to; " recognize a new educational institution" l " recognize an academic degree"
  2. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; " We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
  3. 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. express greetings upon meeting someone
  5. show approval or appreciation of; " My work is not recognized by anybody!"; " The best student was recognized by the Dean"
  6. 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"
  7. grant credentials to; " The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; " recognize an academic degree"
  8. exhibit recognition for ( an antigen or a substrate)
  9. To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.
  10. 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.
  11. To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.
  12. To review; to reexamine.
  13. To reconnoiter.
  14. To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars.
  15. To know the identity of; admit acquaintance with; recall as, previously known; take formal notice of; acknowledge; as, to recognize the independence of a country; appreciate; as, to recognize merit.
  16. Recognizablle.
  17. Recognizer.
  18. To know again: to recollect: to acknowledge.
  19. To know again; recollect; acknowledge; confess; admit. recognise.

Usage examples for recognize

  1. Tommy, coming in at the door, did not recognize her. – Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice
  2. Do you recognize me? – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  3. He took the side next to the door, however, meaning to hurry past the room so that she might not recognize Delamere. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  4. 2. Didn't he recognize the ladies? – French Conversation and Composition by Harry Vincent Wann
  5. " Toulan, yes, I recognize you now," said the queen, hastily. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  6. If he saw her now, he wouldn't recognize her. – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  7. And he didn't recognize me- twenty- five years since we met before! – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  8. But she did not recognize her husband when he came riding up. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  9. He saw what she did not recognize herself, that her heart had been greatly touched, and in his secret soul he was not sorry now to believe that Dennis was dying. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  10. No one will be able to recognize them." – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  11. Maybe it's difficult for you to recognize, but it's the truth, none the less. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  12. Do you not recognize my messenger? – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  13. " What," cried he, " do you not recognize me?" – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  14. He will doubtless forget how we ever got into this strange place, and I am almost sure he will not recognize Mona, for that was the direction in which he failed before. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  15. Why did you not recognize her? – The Story of a Mine by Bret Harte
  16. It is,- I am sure you will recognize it,- Aunt Faith! – The Old Stone House by Anne March
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