verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.
Origin of recognize
Synonyms for recognize
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Contemporary Examples of recognise
They recognise Christie as the only person who seems able to defeat Hillary Clinton in two years time.Why 'Bridgegate' Will Make or Break Chris Christie
January 19, 2014
Tsundue is the creation of exile, of repression, of a hopelessness that no foreign power any longer has the courage to recognise.Tibet’s Ticking Time Bomb
January 18, 2014
William has not launched legal action and appears to recognise he is powerless to stop the pictures appearing all over the world.Royal Fury as Italian Magazine Publishes New Photos of Baby Bump Kate Middleton in a Bikini
February 12, 2013
What you had to recognise was that you had a set of willing donors and a set of recipients.Meet the Nobel* Winners in Economics
October 15, 2012
Historical Examples of recognise
If any love is shown us we should recognise that we are quite unworthy of it.
But to recognise that the soul of a man is unknowable, is the ultimate achievement of wisdom.
When the young man was pointed out to him, he did not recognise him at all.The Dream
Every Speyside man will recognise from this exordium that I am about to treat of "Geordie."Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
I can recognise a fine book when I see it, but I can't create one.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Word Origin for recognize
early 15c., "resume possession of land," back-formation from recognizance, or else from Old French reconoiss-, stem of reconoistre "to know again, identify, recognize," from Latin recognoscere "acknowledge, recall to mind, know again; examine; certify," from re- "again" (see re-) + cognoscere "know" (see cognizance). Meaning "know again, recall or recover the knowledge of, perceive an identity with something formerly known or felt" first recorded 1530s. Related: Recognized; recognizing.