Dictionary Results for recognize

1. recognize - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): acknowledge, recognise, know

Hypernym(s): accept

2. recognize - verb

· be fully aware or cognizant of

Synonym(s): recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise

Hypernym(s): know, cognize, cognise

3. recognize - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): spot, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick_out, make_out, tell_apart

4. recognize - verb

· perceive to be the same

Synonym(s): recognise

Hypernym(s): remember, retrieve, recall, call_back, call_up, recollect, think

5. recognize - verb

· grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"

Synonym(s): accredit, recognise

Hypernym(s): license, licence, certify

6. recognize - verb

· express greetings upon meeting someone

Synonym(s): greet, recognise

Hypernym(s): address, accost, come_up_to

7. recognize - verb

· express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

Synonym(s): acknowledge, recognise

Hypernym(s): thank, give_thanks

8. recognize - verb

· exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

Hypernym(s): be

9. recognize - verb

· show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

Synonym(s): recognise

Hypernym(s): prize, value, treasure, appreciate

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