Definitions of recognize

  1. To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.
  2. 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. To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.
  4. To review; to reexamine.
  5. To reconnoiter.
  6. 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.
  7. To know again: to recollect: to acknowledge.
  8. To know again; recollect; acknowledge; confess; admit. recognise.
  9. To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars.
  10. grant credentials to; " recognize a new educational institution" l " recognize an academic degree"
  11. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; " We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
  12. 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"
  13. express greetings upon meeting someone
  14. 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"
  15. grant credentials to; " The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; " recognize an academic degree"
  16. exhibit recognition for ( an antigen or a substrate)
  17. Recognizer.
  18. Recognizablle.