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Definitions of recognise

  1. To know again; recollect; acknowledge; perceive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. grant credentials to; "recognize a new educational institution"l "recognize an academic degree" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. express greetings upon meeting someone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. To know again, as something formerly known; to acknowledge; to take notice of one in passing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To know again; to recollect or recover the knowledge of; to avow; to admit with a formal acknowledgment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for recognise

  1. We say that we know nature only when we are able to recognise an idea in nature: that is, an idea in each of its elements, and a system of ideas in the whole of nature. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  2. It needed perhaps a stranger to recognise the truth. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
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