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  Definition of recognize
  1. 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"
  2. perceive to be the same
  3. be fully aware or cognizant of
  4. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
  5. express greetings upon meeting someone
  6. 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"
  7. grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
  8. show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
  9. exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)
Similar Words: acknowledge, recognise, know, realize, realise, agnize, agnise, greet, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart, accredit

 

Hyponyms: identify, know, appreciate, shake hands, curtsy, bob, salute, present, hail, herald, welcome, receive, say farewell, wish, bid, resolve, discriminate, honor, honour, reward, rubricate

 

Entailments: know, perceive, comprehend

 

Derivational Morphology: recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgement, identification, realization, realisation, greeter, saluter, welcomer, greeting, salutation, discernment, perceptiveness, accreditation

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 認出   Dutch: herkennen  
Finnish: tuntea   French: reconnaître  
German: erkennen   Hungarian: felismerni  
Italian: riconoscere   Japanese: 認める  
Korean: 알아보다   Portuguese: reconhecer  
Romanian: recunoaşte   Russian: узнавать  
Spanish: reconocer   Swedish: erkänna  
 
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