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[dee-rek-uh g-nahyz]
verb (used with object), de·rec·og·nized, de·rec·og·niz·ing.
  1. to withdraw diplomatic recognition from: to derecognize a foreign government.
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Also especially British, de·rec·og·nise.

Origin of derecognize

First recorded in 1945–50; de- + recognize
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British Dictionary definitions for derecognize



verb (tr)
  1. to cease to recognize a trade union as having special negotiating rights within a company or industry
  2. to advise (a trade union) of such action
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Derived Formsderecognition, noun
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