Recognize

Definition of Recognize

Rec´og`nize   Pronunciation: rĕk´ǒg`nīz
v. t.1.To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.
[imp. & p. p. Recognized (rĕk"ǒg*nīzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Recognizing (rĕk"ǒg*nī`zĭng).]
Speak, vassal; recognize thy sovereign queen.
- Harte.
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 acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.
4.To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.
5.To review; to reëxamine.
6.To reconnoiter.
v. i.1.(Law) To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars.

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accept, agree, agree provisionally, allow, appreciate, approve, assent grudgingly, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of, be conversant with, be informed, behold, bless, catch sight of, clap eyes on, cognize, comprehend, conceive, conceptualize, confess, credit, descry, detect, determinate, diagnose, discern, discover, distinguish, do homage, endorse, espy, express general agreement, fathom, finger, give credit, give thanks, glimpse, go along with, grant, grasp, have, have in sight, have information about, have knowledge of, honor, identify, ken, know again, lay eyes on, look on, look upon, make acknowledgments of, make out, nail, not oppose, note, notice, observe, offer thanks, peg, perceive, pick out, pick up, pinpoint, place, possess, prehend, ratify, realize, recall knowledge of, reidentify, remark, render credit, render thanks, respect, return thanks, reward, salute, sanction, savvy, see, seize, sense, sight, spot, spy, take in, tell, thank, twig, understand, validate, view, warrant, witness, wot, wot of, yield
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