Associations to the word «Recognize»


RECOGNIZE, verb. (transitive) To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity.
RECOGNIZE, verb. (transitive) To acknowledge the existence or legality of something; treat as valid or worthy of consideration.
RECOGNIZE, verb. (transitive) To acknowledge or consider as something.
RECOGNIZE, verb. (transitive) To realize or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realize or admit that.
RECOGNIZE, verb. (transitive) To give an award.
RECOGNIZE, verb. To show appreciation of.
RECOGNIZE, verb. (obsolete) To review; to examine again.
RECOGNIZE, verb. (obsolete) To reconnoiter.
RECOGNIZE, verb. To cognize again.

Dictionary definition

RECOGNIZE, 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".
RECOGNIZE, verb. Be fully aware or cognizant of.
RECOGNIZE, 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".
RECOGNIZE, verb. Perceive to be the same.
RECOGNIZE, verb. Grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree".
RECOGNIZE, verb. Express greetings upon meeting someone.
RECOGNIZE, verb. Express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us".
RECOGNIZE, verb. Exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate).
RECOGNIZE, verb. Show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King