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cognize

[ kog-nahyz ]
/ ˈkɒg naɪz /
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verb (used with object), cog·nized, cog·niz·ing.

to perceive; become conscious of; know.

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Also especially British, cog·nise .

Origin of cognize

First recorded in 1650–60; back formation from cognizance

OTHER WORDS FROM cognize

cog·niz·er, nounpre·cog·nize, verb (used with object), pre·cog·nized, pre·cog·niz·ing.un·cog·nized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cognize

cognize

cognise

/ (ˈkɒɡnaɪz, kɒɡˈnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to perceive, become aware of, or know
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