1. [ verb ] discern
Synonyms: acknowledge know recognise

"His greed knew no limits"

Related terms: accept write_off attorn recognition
2. [ verb ] be fully aware or cognizant of
Synonyms: realize realise agnise recognise agnize
Related terms: know know find realization
3. [ verb ] detect with the senses
Synonyms: make_out discern distinguish pick_out tell_apart recognise

"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
4. [ verb ] perceive to be the same
Synonyms: recognise
Related terms: remember identify know
5. [ verb ] express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
Synonyms: acknowledge recognise

"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

Related terms: thank appreciate acknowledgment
6. [ verb ] express greetings upon meeting someone
Synonyms: greet recognise
Related terms: address welcome bid shake_hands notice salute hail say_farewell salute salute curtsy greeter
7. [ verb ] (education) grant credentials to
Synonyms: accredit recognise

"The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution" "recognize an academic degree"

Related terms: license accreditation
8. [ verb ] exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)
Related terms: be
9. [ verb ] show approval or appreciation of
Synonyms: recognise

"My work is not recognized by anybody!" "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

Related terms: prize honor rubricate
Similar spelling:   recognized