Definition of Recognise

1. Verb. Show approval or appreciation of. "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

Exact synonyms: Recognize
Generic synonyms: Appreciate, Prize, Treasure, Value
Specialized synonyms: Honor, Honour, Reward, Rubricate



2. Verb. Grant credentials to. "Recognize an academic degree"
Exact synonyms: Accredit, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Certify, Licence, License
Derivative terms: Accreditation

3. Verb. Detect with the senses. "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

4. Verb. Express greetings upon meeting someone.
Exact synonyms: Greet, Recognize
Specialized synonyms: Shake Hands, Bob, Curtsy, Salute, Present, Salute, Salute, Hail, Herald, Receive, Welcome, Say Farewell, Bid, Wish
Generic synonyms: Accost, Address, Come Up To
Derivative terms: Greeter, Greeting

5. Verb. Express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for. "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
Exact synonyms: Acknowledge, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Give Thanks, Thank
Specialized synonyms: Appreciate
Derivative terms: Acknowledgment

6. Verb. Be fully aware or cognizant of.
Exact synonyms: Agnise, Agnize, Realise, Realize, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Cognise, Cognize, Know
Specialized synonyms: Know
Derivative terms: Realisation, Realization

7. Verb. Perceive to be the same.
Exact synonyms: Recognize
Entails: Know
Generic synonyms: Call Back, Call Up, Recall, Recollect, Remember, Retrieve, Think
Specialized synonyms: Identify
Derivative terms: Recognition

8. Verb. Accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority. "We do not recognize your gods"
Exact synonyms: Acknowledge, Know, Recognize
Generic synonyms: Accept
Derivative terms: Acknowledgment, Acknowledgment

Definition of Recognise

1. Verb. (transitive) To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To acknowledge the existence or legality of something.; treat as worthy of consideration or valid. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To acknowledge or consider as something. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To realise or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realise or admit that. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To give an award. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recognise

1. cognise [v -NISED, -NISING, -NISES] - See also: cognise

Lexicographical Neighbors of Recognise

recode
recoded
recodes
recodification
recodifications
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recodifies
recodify
recodifying
recoding
recognisability
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recognisance
recognisances
recognise (current term)
recognised
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recognition factors
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recognitional
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Literary usage of Recognise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American Continent by George Bancroft (1875)
"Before the end of 1777 he promised 1777 not to be the last to recognise the ... He will not hesitate to recognise your independence, when France, ..."

2. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"Magnanimity, generosity, and all heroic qualities recognise in it their source. cxxix Never complain. To complain always brings discredit. ..."

3. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"He neglected his fine talents, and pretended not to see or recognise me, because I had once rebuked him, ..."

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