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View synonyms for cognize

cognize

[ kog-nahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, cog·nized, cog·niz·ing.
  1. to perceive; become conscious of; know.


cognize

/ kɒɡˈnaɪz; ˈkɒɡnaɪz /

verb

  1. tr to perceive, become aware of, or know


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Other Words From

  • cogniz·er noun
  • pre·cognize verb (used with object) precognized precognizing
  • un·cognized adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cognize1

First recorded in 1650–60; back formation from cognizance
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Example Sentences

Take away matter, and mortal mind could not cognize its own so-called substance, and this so-called mind would have no identity.

We can only cognize the ever-succeeding phenomena of existence as a line in continuous and eternal evolution.

Man is more than physical personality, or what we cognize through the material senses.

We should not seek to perceive an object otherwise than by the faculty that is suitable to cognize it.

See'st thou, then, how all things in cognizing use rather their own faculty than the faculty of the things which they cognize?

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