Definition of Cognize

1. Verb. Be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about. "Sam and Sue cognize"; "I know it's time"

Exact synonyms: Cognise, Know
Specialized synonyms: Keep Track, Agnise, Agnize, Realise, Realize, Recognise, Recognize
Related verbs: Know
Derivative terms: Cognisance, Cognisant, Cognitive, Cognizance, Cognizant, Knowable, Knower, Knowing
Antonyms: Ignore



Definition of Cognize

1. v. t. To know or perceive; to recognize.

Definition of Cognize

1. Verb. To know or be aware of. ¹

2. Verb. To select a pattern of information and assign it as an entity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cognize

1. to become aware of in one's mind [v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cognize

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cognitive scientist
cognitive state
cognitive symptoms
cognitive therapy
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cognitivism
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cognizably
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cognizances
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cognization
cognizaunce
cognize (current term)
cognized
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cognizees
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cognomens
cognometrics
cognomina
cognominal

Literary usage of Cognize

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1. Autology: An Inductive System of Mental Science; Whose Centre is the Will by David Henry Hamilton (1873)
"In the case of common cognition we cognize th'e object as an object, or the act as an act; in remembering we cognize the. object as the phenomenon of a ..."

2. The Human Mind: A Treatise in Mental Philosophy by Edward John Hamilton (1883)
"For, as we judge both that, a thing is and what a thing is; so we perceive or cognize both that a thing is and what a thing is (Chaps. XVI. and XVII.). ..."

3. Elements of Intellectual Philosophy by Joseph Alden (1866)
"When we cognize a contingent truth, we cognize it as contingent; when we cognize a necessary truth, we cognize it as necessary: just as when we cognize a ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1858)
"And hence, as above said, since what we cognize we cognize in the concrete, ... To this it is objected that we do indeed cognize and conceive of whatever is ..."

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