verb (used with object), cog·nized, cog·niz·ing.
Origin of cognize
Examples from the Web for cognise
Does it not seem as though, since the motions or states are all that we cognise, they should be all that we need take account of?The Note-Books of Samuel Butler|Samuel Butler
But to cognise how great it is always requires some other magnitude as a measure.
I therefore ascribe this property to man as a property by means of which I cognise him.
So that before we can speak of bodies, we must first cognise our own.The Reform of Education|Giovanni Gentile
It is by the breaks, the turnings in the road that we cognise its course.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge|Alexander Philip
1650s, back-formation from cognizance. Related: Cognized; cognizing.