verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.
- recognition factor,
- recoil escapement,
Origin of recognize
Examples from the Web for recognizable
But unlike any other director, he was an identifiable public figure, as recognizable as any president or movie star.
Is there a more celebrated--and recognizable— 20th century movie director?
Warren makes one clearly recognizable gesture to the center, and the centrists make one recognizable gesture to the left.
And part of what makes it weird is that he stands alone as a recognizable figure.Kevin Spacey Stars as a Frank Underwood-like Warmonger in ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is probably the most recognizable calavera artist in the world.
I knew that in twenty-four hours there wouldn't be a recognizable body left, and in a week there wouldn't be anything at all.In the Dark|Ronal Kayser
She was shrouded in a long hooded cape, and passed out of Kate's range too quickly lo be recognizable.Kildares of Storm|Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Harte spoke a language they could understand; his humor, his pathos, his point of view were all recognizable.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
But the sense of flight, unbelievably swift, was present and recognizable, though all else eluded him.
There is a recognizable type of machine-made story used by all the all-fiction magazines, and so forth.The Technique of Fiction Writing|Robert Saunders Dowst
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.