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recognize

[ rek-uhg-nahyz ]
/ 藞r蓻k 蓹g藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), rec路og路nized, rec路og路niz路ing.
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Also especially British, rec路og路nise .

Origin of recognize

1425鈥75; recogn(ition) + -ize; replacing late Middle English racunnysen, recognisen<Old French reconuiss-, stem of reconuistre<Latin recogn艒scere, equivalent to re-re- + cogn艒scere to know1; see cognition

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British Dictionary definitions for recognize

recognize

recognise

/ (藞r蓻k蓹伞藢na瑟z) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of recognize

recognizable or recognisable, adjectiverecognizability or recognisability, nounrecognizably or recognisably, adverbrecognizer or recogniser, noun

Word Origin for recognize

C15: from Latin recognoscere to know again, from re- + cognoscere to know, ascertain
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