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Recognize

Recognize is sometimes a misspelling of recognition.

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Definition of the verb recognize

What does recognize mean as a doing word?

Recognize is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: recognized | recognizing | recognizes

  1. accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
    • example: We do not recognize your gods
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • alternative spelling: recognise
    • synonyms of recognize: acknowledge / know
    • more generic word: accept = consider or hold as true
  2. be fully aware or cognizant of
  3. detect with the senses
  4. perceive to be the same
  5. grant credentials to
    • examples: The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution | recognize an academic degree
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • alternative spelling: recognise
    • synonym of recognize: accredit
    • more generic words: certify / licence / license = authorize officially
  6. express greetings upon meeting someone
  7. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
  8. exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  9. show approval or appreciation of
    • examples: My work is not recognized by anybody! | The best student was recognized by the Dean
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • alternative spelling: recognise
    • more generic words: appreciate / prize / treasure / value = hold dear
    • more specific words:
      • honour / reward / honor = bestow honor or rewards upon
      • rubricate = place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint

Alternative definition of the verb recognize

verb

  1. [transitive] To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity.
  2. [transitive] To acknowledge the existence or legality of something.; treat as worthy of consideration or valid.
  3. [transitive] To acknowledge or consider as something.
  4. [transitive] To realise or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realise or admit that.
  5. [transitive] To give an award.
  6. To cognize again.

Writings

"Recognize" is a book by Kevin Powell.

Miscellanea

Recognize is the second single released from The LOX's second album, We Are the Streets. It was produced by DJ Premier and featured Eve on the chorus. The single wasn't as successful as the group's previous three, but it did make it to 94 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 13 on the Hot Rap Singles.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Recognize

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Google previewEXPOSITION OF HEBREWS VOL 2

by A.W PINK, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

The important point to recognize is that the "kingdoms" here "subdued" The important point to recognize is that the "kingdoms" here "subdued" The important point to recognize is that the "kingdoms" here "subdued" The important point to ...

Google previewA Teachers' Manual of English Grammar and Analysis (1912)

by Hiram Roy Wilson

To recognize is the attribute after are. [Though it is] “no matter where [they are] born or under what sky [they are born] or [under What] institution or religion they may live,” is the remainder of the sentence with the necessary grammatical parts ...

Google previewInside the Business of Graphic Design (2002)

60 Leaders Share Their Secrets of Success by Catharine Fishel

” What people on the outside don't recognize is that every few years, graphic design produces a new firm du jour—a ...

Google previewHandbook of Developmental Psychology (2002)

by Jaan Valsiner, Kevin J Connolly

Important to recognize is that the identification of wisdom with individuals (such as wise persons), the predominant approach in psychology, is but one of the ways by which wisdom is instantiated. In fact, in the general historical literature on ...

Google previewThe Struggle for Unity and Harmony (2005)

Lessons from the Early Church by Charles E. Smith

What followers of Christ need desperately to recognize is that true wisdom begins in recognizing ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Subclass-IIM ENases recognize a specific methylated sequence and cleave at a fixed site, as e.g. DpnI. Subclass-IIN ENases recognize interrupted palindromes with internal deoxyadenosine, deoxyguanosine, deoxycytidine or thymidine ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

While the tear film acts to prevent pathogens from reaching the ocular surface epithelial cells in the first place, it is very important that the cells have a system to recognize the presence of invading organisms if they do happen to conquer the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Second Edition (2008)

by Pagani, Margherita

Computers do easily do calculation tasks that people find hard, but the opposite also applies, for example, people quickly recognize familiar faces but computers still cannot recognize known terrorist faces at airport Figure 1. Letraset page for ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2009)

by Andrew M. Colman

nowa— days denoting an 'impairment of ability to recognize or identify familiar objects, entities, or people, usually as a result ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2006)

by Informa Healthcare, Waldemar Karwowski

Ergonomics approach Objective: To recognize the integrated (systems) nature of ergonomics, the centrality of human beings, to use its ...

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Usage statistics about recognize

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb recognize:

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Sign language

Bill 213: An act to recognize sign language in Ontario

Ernie Parsons, Liberal MPP introduced a private members bill to recognize sign language as an official language of Ontario.

Quotes about Recognize

So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer. It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries. It's not going to recognize anything. So agriculture regions today will be wiped out. (Steven Chu)
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Scrabble value of R1E1C3O1G2N1I1Z10E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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