verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.
- recognition factor,
- recoil escapement,
Origin of recognize
Examples from the Web for unrecognizable
His partly burned and partly decomposing face is unrecognizable as anyone who was ever alive and breathing.
The City in the 70s would be unrecognizable to denizens of the gentrified metropolis of today.‘When the Garden Was Eden’: Why New York City Needs the Knicks Now More Than Ever|Robert Silverman|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fitting that his shining moment was as an unrecognizable shadow behind a screen.Billboard Music Awards 2013 Best Moments: Taylor Swift & More (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Only on vacation can you become a strange, unrecognizable version of yourself.One First-Timer’s Adventures in Culebra and Puerto Rico|Kara Cutruzzula|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The former actress is unrecognizable in a new photo posted on her Twitter account.
There was nothing for it but to break up the horde piece by piece and lose the compromising gems in unrecognizable fragments.Out of the Ashes|Ethel Watts Mumford
He was attired with an elegance that must have rendered him unrecognizable by his very looking glass.Bohemians of the Latin Quarter|Henry Murger
They show all stages of degeneration, and are often unrecognizable.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
"Some poetry, sir," came the crackling, unrecognizable sound of his voice.The Prussian Officer|D. H. Lawrence
Don Miguel appeared; thanks to Flying Eagle, he was unrecognizable.The Indian Scout|Gustave Aimard
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.