cognize

[ kog-nahyz ]
/ ˈkɒg naɪz /

verb (used with object), cog·nized, cog·niz·ing.

to perceive; become conscious of; know.

Nearby words

  1. cognitively,
  2. cognitivism,
  3. cognizable,
  4. cognizance,
  5. cognizant,
  6. cognomen,
  7. cognoscence,
  8. cognoscente,
  9. cognoscenti,
  10. cognoscible

Also especially British, cog·nise.

Origin of cognize

First recorded in 1650–60; back formation from cognizance

Related formscog·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 cognizer

cognize

cognise

/ (ˈkɒɡnaɪz, kɒɡˈnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to perceive, become aware of, or know
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Word Origin and History for cognizer

cognize

v.

1650s, back-formation from cognizance. Related: Cognized; cognizing.

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