Kevin recognizes that not everyone can live 200 yards from their polling place.
He recognizes Thorin as the dwarf who cut off his hand way-back-when, and tries to claim his life.
A foreign policy that recognizes the danger of bombing countries on what they might someday do.
Diane recognizes that Alicia is someone to have on her side.
But Corker speaks for himself, and recognizes that he is not really going to be party to a deal.
The public has taste, then, if it recognizes and delights in a fine picture.
As soon as he recognizes that fact, he ceases to be a barbarian.
A mountaineer, for example, recognizes the altitude by the vegetation.
He recognizes only the immortality of the world, such as it is, which nobody denies.
There he is at last, wrapped in his great cloak, and it is he who sees, who recognizes her first.
early 15c., "resume possession of land," back-formation from recognizance, or else from Old French reconoiss-, stem of reconoistre "to know again, identify, recognize," from Latin recognoscere "acknowledge, recall to mind, know again; examine; certify," from re- "again" (see re-) + cognoscere "know" (see cognizance). Meaning "know again, recall or recover the knowledge of, perceive an identity with something formerly known or felt" first recorded 1530s. Related: Recognized; recognizing.