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recognize

[ rek-uhg-nahyz ]
/ ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.

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Also especially British, rec·og·nise .

Origin of recognize

1425–75; recogn(ition) + -ize; replacing late Middle English racunnysen, recognisen<Old French reconuiss-, stem of reconuistre<Latin recognōscere, equivalent to re-re- + cognōscere to know1; see cognition
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British Dictionary definitions for recognize

recognize

recognise

/ (ˈrɛkəɡˌnaɪz) /

verb (tr)

recognizable or recognisable, adjectiverecognizability or recognisability, nounrecognizably or recognisably, adverbrecognizer or recogniser, noun
C15: from Latin recognoscere to know again, from re- + cognoscere to know, ascertain
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