recognize

recognize
rec•og•nize
[[t]ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. -nized, -niz•ing
1) to identify as something or someone previously seen, known, etc
2) to identify from knowledge of appearance or characteristics
3) to perceive or acknowledge as existing, true, or valid:
to recognize a problem[/ex]
4) to acknowledge as being entitled to speak:
The Speaker recognized the representative[/ex]
5) gov to acknowledge formally as entitled to treatment as a political unit
6) gov to acknowledge or accept formally as being something stated:
to recognize a government as a belligerent[/ex]
7) to acknowledge acquaintance with, as by a greeting
8) to show appreciation of, as by reward
9) law Law. to acknowledge (an illegitimate child) as one's own
10) biochem. Biochem. to bind with, cleave, or otherwise react to (another substance) as a result of fitting its molecular shape or a portion of its shape
Etymology: 1425–75; < OF reconuiss-, s. of reconuistre < L recognōscere=re- re-+cognōscere to know rec′og•niz`a•ble, adj. rec`og•niz`a•bil′i•ty, n. rec′og•niz`a•bly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • recognize — rec‧og‧nize [ˈrekəgnaɪz, ˈrekən ] also recognise verb [transitive] 1. to know who a person is or what something is, or to know something about them as soon as you see them or hear their name: • How will investors recognize the bottom of the… …   Financial and business terms

  • recognize — [rek′əg nīz΄] vt. recognized, recognizing [altered (infl. by RECOGNIZANCE) < extended stem of OFr reconoistre: see RECOGNIZANCE] 1. to be aware of as something or someone known before, or as the same as that known [to recognize an old friend… …   English World dictionary

  • recognize — rec·og·nize vt nized, niz·ing 1: to acknowledge formally: as a: to admit as being of a particular status recognize a precedent recognize a union; specif: to acknowledge (as a right, cause of action, or defense) as valid b: to admit as being one… …   Law dictionary

  • Recognize — Rec og*nize (r[e^]k [o^]g*n[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recognized} (r[e^]k [o^]g*n[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recognizing} (r[e^]k [o^]g*n[imac] z[i^]ng).] [From {Recognizance}; see {Cognition}, and cf. {Reconnoiter}.] [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recognize — early 15c., resume possession of land, from M.Fr. reconiss , stem of reconoistre to know again, identify, recognize, from O.Fr., from L. recognoscere acknowledge, recall to mind, know again, examine, certify, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • recognize — [v1] identify admit, be familiar, button down*, descry, determinate, diagnose, diagnosticate, distinguish, espy, finger*, flash on*, know, know again, make*, make out, nail*, note, notice, observe, peg*, perceive, pinpoint, place, recall,… …   New thesaurus

  • Recognize — Rec og*nize, v. i. (Law) To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars. [Written also {recognise}.] [1913 Webster] Note: In legal usage in the United States the second syllable is often …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recognize — (Amer.) rec·og·nize || rekÉ™gnaɪz v. identify; identify a person or a thing seen before; acknowledge, know; admit, acknowledge as true (also recognise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recognize — *acknowledge Analogous words: accept, admit, *receive: notice, note, observe, remark (see SEE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recognize — recognize, recognition Both words should be pronounced with the g fully articulated …   Modern English usage

  • recognize — (also recognise) ► VERB 1) identify as already known; know again. 2) acknowledge the existence, validity, or legality of. 3) show official appreciation of. DERIVATIVES recognizable adjective. ORIGIN Latin recognoscere, from cognoscere to lea …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”