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

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?