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English verb: recognize

1. recognize (cognition) accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority


SamplesThe Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne.
We do not recognize your gods.


Synonymsacknowledge, know, recognise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept

2. recognize (cognition) be fully aware or cognizant of


Synonymsagnise, agnize, realise, realize, recognise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)cognise, cognize, know


Narrower (hyponym)know

3. recognize (perception) detect with the senses


SamplesThe fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards.
I can't make out the faces in this photograph.


Synonymsdiscern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognise, spot, tell apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)discriminate, resolve


Entailcomprehend, perceive

4. recognize (cognition) perceive to be the same


Synonymsrecognise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)call back, call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think


Narrower (hyponym)identify


Entailknow

5. recognize (social) grant credentials to


SamplesThe Regents officially recognized the new educational institution.
Recognize an academic degree.


Synonymsaccredit, recognise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)certify, licence, license

6. recognize (communication) express greetings upon meeting someone


Synonymsgreet, recognise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accost, address, come up to


Narrower (hyponym)bid, bob, curtsy, hail, herald, present, receive, salute, salute, salute, say farewell, shake hands, welcome, wish

7. recognize (communication) express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for


SamplesWe must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us.


Synonymsacknowledge, recognise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)give thanks, thank


Narrower (hyponym)appreciate

8. recognize (stative) exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be

9. recognize (social) show approval or appreciation of


SamplesMy work is not recognized by anybody!.
The best student was recognized by the Dean.


Synonymsrecognise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)appreciate, prize, treasure, value


Narrower (hyponym)honor, honour, reward, rubricate









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