recognize

[ rek-uhg-nahyz ]
/ ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.


Nearby words

  1. recognition,
  2. recognition factor,
  3. recognizable,
  4. recognizance,
  5. recognization,
  6. recognizee,
  7. recognizor,
  8. recoil,
  9. recoil escapement,
  10. recoil-operated

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 unrecognizable

unrecognizable

unrecognisable

/ (ʌnˈrɛkəɡˌnaɪzəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be recognized or identifiedtiny unrecognizable fragments

recognize

recognise

/ (ˈrɛkəɡˌnaɪz) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formsrecognizable 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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Word Origin and History for unrecognizable
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