verb (used with object), rec·og·nized, rec·og·niz·ing.
- recognition factor,
- recoil escapement,
Origin of recognize
Examples from the Web for unrecognized
Sykes suspects that the hairs come from either an unrecognized bear species, or an unknown hybrid of polar bear and brown bear.
Another crucial difference is that the Veneto vote is non-binding, because it is unrecognized by the central government in Rome.Putin TV Wants You to Think Italy Is a Bigger Story Than Crimea|James Kirchick|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Prawer-Begin bill implies that the Bedouins in these unrecognized villages are squatters.Jewish Groups, American Rabbis Call on Israel to Withdraw Bedouin Displacement Plan|Mira Sucharov|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Unrecognized religious groups cannot send chaplains to prisons or hospitals.In Italy, Religious Minorities Struggle (Vainly) for Official Recognition|Anna Momigliano|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A new biography by A. Scott Berg makes the case for Woodrow Wilson as an unrecognized great American president.A Noble Failure: Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency Considered|Michael Kazin|September 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In some unrecognized fashion, I had done my best to drive him away.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
She was conscious of the strong interest she felt in the man before her; but the fact that she loved him was yet unrecognized.Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue|Warren T. Ashton
Then, being dissatisfied, he went to the unrecognized teachers, the enthusiasts and the "cranks" of a hundred schools.
A final farewell, unrecognized for the last parting that it was.The Short Life|Francis Donovan
The magically spoken lines of Shakespeare became as so much unfelt, unrecognized, distant sounding jargon.Turns about Town|Robert Cortes Holliday
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.