verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.
- recognition factor,
- recoil escapement,
Origin of recognize
Examples from the Web for recognize
We have also seen countries like Sweden recognize Palestine as a state.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I recognize my inability to truly understand these events in the same context or view these events through exactly the same prism.
The trick is to be able to recognize the right one when it comes along.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, our bodies are hard wired to recognize the difference between “me” and “not me.”
It only takes one glance of Alton's Ebola Survival Handbook to recognize the real threat: him.
But Peter didn't need to see how Yank-Yank was dressed in order to recognize him.The Burgess Bird Book for Children|Thornton W. Burgess
But some of those who loved him failed for a time to recognize him when he was close to them.Elsie's Young Folks in Peace and War|Martha Finley
I do not recognize your right to intrude in that affair, and I shall decline to discuss it.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln
It was plain that the Blissful Mother did not recognize any difference between curries and sweetmeats!Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
I do not recognize in this view of things the despotism of Turkey.
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.