verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.
Origin of recognize
Synonyms for recognize
Examples from the Web for recognised
Historical Examples of recognised
He instantly drew back; but it was too late, they had recognised him.Life in London
But ten days ago, when I saw her last, I recognised her with difficulty.The Bacillus of Beauty
And the young girl was quite overcome as she recognised Felicien.The Dream
Yet the occasion did not, he recognised, demand speech from her.The Secret Agent
But, I now crossed the street, went into the office, and was recognised immediately.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
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.