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English verb: recognise

1. recognise (social) show approval or appreciation of


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


Synonymsrecognize


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


Broader (hypernym)appreciate, prize, treasure, value


Narrower (hyponym)honor, honour, reward, rubricate

2. recognise (social) grant credentials to


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


Synonymsaccredit, recognize


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


Broader (hypernym)certify, licence, license

3. recognise (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, recognize, spot, tell apart


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


Narrower (hyponym)discriminate, resolve


Entailcomprehend, perceive

4. recognise (communication) express greetings upon meeting someone


Synonymsgreet, recognize


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

5. recognise (communication) express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for


SamplesWe must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us.


Synonymsacknowledge, recognize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)give thanks, thank


Narrower (hyponym)appreciate

6. recognise (cognition) be fully aware or cognizant of


Synonymsagnise, agnize, realise, realize, recognize


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


Broader (hypernym)cognise, cognize, know


Narrower (hyponym)know

7. recognise (cognition) perceive to be the same


Synonymsrecognize


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


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


Narrower (hyponym)identify


Entailknow

8. recognise (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, recognize


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


Broader (hypernym)accept









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