|1.||[ verb ] be fully aware or cognizant of|
|Synonyms:||realize recognize agnise realise agnize|
|Related terms:||know know find realization|
|2.||[ verb ] discern|
|Synonyms:||recognize acknowledge know|
"His greed knew no limits"
|Related terms:||accept write_off attorn recognition|
|3.||[ verb ] express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for|
"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
|Related terms:||thank appreciate acknowledgment|
|4.||[ verb ] express greetings upon meeting someone|
|Related terms:||address welcome bid shake_hands notice salute hail say_farewell salute salute curtsy greeter|
|5.||[ verb ] detect with the senses|
|Synonyms:||recognize make_out discern distinguish pick_out tell_apart|
"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards" "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
|Related terms:||resolve discriminate discernment perceive|
|6.||[ verb ] (education) grant credentials to|
"The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution" "recognize an academic degree"
|Related terms:||license accreditation|
|7.||[ verb ] show approval or appreciation of|
"My work is not recognized by anybody!" "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
|Related terms:||prize honor rubricate|
|8.||[ verb ] perceive to be the same|
|Related terms:||remember identify know|