verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.
Origin of recognize
Examples from the Web for recognized
Security officials told Agence France-Presse that the gas station manager said he had recognized the two men.
Prado was the first name I recognized here since I used to live a few blocks from the Prado museum in Madrid when I was 20.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even on the Israeli side some have recognized the similarities.
They will also oppose any attempts to hunt grizzlies in their recognized ancestral homelands.
“I recognized Dave Schultz as my protector,”' du Pont said in the March interview.
An artistic people is recognized by their ignorance of “objects of art,” for in such an environment art is everywhere.Musical Memories|Camille Saint-Sans
While at table Tone was recognized by an old school friend, and was at once arrested and sent prisoner to Dublin.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
The door-bell rang and Sargent recognized the voice of Daley, inquiring for him.The Cleverdale Mystery or, The Machine and its Wheels|W. A. Wilkins
If Wallmoden saw his old friend's son and recognized him, he might not be able, for the moment, to master his surprise.The Northern Light|E. Werner
He stopped to gaze at them more attentively, when to his horror he recognized a herd of gigantic bears.A Winter Amid the Ice|Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for recognized
Word Origin for recognize
Word Origin and History for recognized
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.