verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.
Origin of recognize
Synonyms for recognize
Related Words for recognizedperceived, sanctioned, remembered, known, accepted, identified, realized, caught, sighted, allowed, admitted, customary
Examples from the Web for recognized
Contemporary Examples of recognized
Security officials told Agence France-Presse that the gas station manager said he had recognized the two men.France Mourns—and Hunts
Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey
January 8, 2015
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
December 19, 2014
Even on the Israeli side some have recognized the similarities.Arabs Are the Michael Browns of Israel
December 3, 2014
They will also oppose any attempts to hunt grizzlies in their recognized ancestral homelands.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
“I recognized Dave Schultz as my protector,”' du Pont said in the March interview.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
November 18, 2014
Historical Examples of recognized
Andrew, thrilling with horror, recognized one as a sawed-off shotgun.Way of the Lawless
He is pretty well known, and perhaps the picture will be recognized.
They recognized the humor hidden in the answer, and enjoyed it.
Mrs. Roberts recognized the bonnet and cape with a smile of satisfaction.
I am not sure that Policeman Duffer would have recognized him.
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.