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Recognize meaning

recognize - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. accept ( someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; " The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; " We do not recognize your gods"
  2. 2. grant credentials to; " The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; " recognize an academic degree"
  3. 3. exhibit recognition for ( an antigen or a substrate)
  4. 4. To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.
  5. 5. To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul.
  6. 6. To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.
  7. 7. To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.
  8. 8. To review; to reexamine.
  9. 9. To reconnoiter.
  10. 10. To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars.

recognize - examples of usage

  1. He was no longer a man of any world that Mr. Hilbery cared to recognize. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He had just passed Katharine in the street and she had failed to recognize him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. I recognize them at once. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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