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Synonyms for recognize
ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know(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"

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, distinguish, have intercourse, experience, have a go at it, have sex, spot, bed, cognise, know, get laid, make love, bonk, agnise, acknowledge, greet, love, agnize, admit, pick out, eff, live, sleep together, notice, realise, do it, accredit, lie with, make out, discern, be intimate, jazz, sleep with, hump, receipt, screw, have it off, recognise, have it away, get it on, cognize, bang, realize, roll in the hay

  2. recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise(verb)

    be fully aware or cognizant of

    Synonyms:
    greet, actualize, see, actualise, realize, realise, gain, recognise, earn, know, clear, agnise, pick out, take in, pull in, bring in, agnize, substantiate, understand, distinguish, tell apart, make out, discern, spot, accredit, make, acknowledge

  3. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart(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"

    Synonyms:
    discern, bang, have it away, screw, acknowledge, recognise, deal, grapple, get along, choose, distinguish, greet, make love, discover, do, jazz, key, love, roll in the hay, separate, cut, neck, be intimate, signalize, accredit, name, pick out, eff, bonk, make do, spot, bed, do it, mark, have intercourse, realize, make out, manage, have sex, tell apart, select, secern, take, fill out, fill in, have a go at it, key out, tell, agnise, describe, secernate, sleep with, agnize, blemish, identify, contend, issue, fleck, hump, get laid, severalize, descry, have it off, sleep together, get by, signalise, write out, spy, cope, severalise, know, come, get it on, differentiate, complete, blot, fare, lie with, espy, realise, blob

  4. recognize, recognise(verb)

    perceive to be the same

    Synonyms:
    know, recognise, realize, tell apart, agnize, spot, realise, acknowledge, distinguish, accredit, pick out, greet, agnise, discern, make out

  5. accredit, recognize, recognise(verb)

    grant credentials to

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

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, realize, realise, recognise, know, credit, agnise, pick out, agnize, greet, distinguish, make out, discern, spot, accredit, acknowledge

  6. greet, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express greetings upon meeting someone

    Synonyms:
    know, recognise, realize, tell apart, agnize, spot, realise, acknowledge, distinguish, accredit, pick out, greet, discern, make out, agnise

  7. acknowledge, recognize, recognise(verb)

    express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

    "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

    Synonyms:
    tell apart, admit, notice, realize, realise, recognise, know, agnise, pick out, agnize, receipt, greet, distinguish, make out, discern, spot, accredit, acknowledge

  8. recognize(verb)

    exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

    Synonyms:
    know, recognise, realize, tell apart, agnize, spot, realise, acknowledge, distinguish, accredit, pick out, greet, agnise, discern, make out

  9. recognize, recognise(verb)

    show approval or appreciation of

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

    Synonyms:
    know, recognise, realize, tell apart, agnize, spot, realise, acknowledge, distinguish, accredit, pick out, greet, agnise, discern, make out

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recognize

    We accept another's statement; admit any point made against us; acknowledge what we have said or done, good or bad; avow our individual beliefs or feelings; certify to facts within our knowledge; confess our own faults; endorse a friend's note or statement; grant a request; own our faults or obligations; recognize lawful authority; concede a claim. Confess has a high and sacred use in the religious sense; as, to confess Christ before men. It may have also a playful sense (often with to); as, one confesses to a weakness for confectionery. The chief present use of the word, however, is in the sense of making known to others one's own wrong-doing; in this sense confess is stronger than acknowledge or admit, and more specific than own; a person admits a mistake; acknowledges a fault; confesses sin or crime. Compare APOLOGY; AVOW.

    Synonyms:
    accept, acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, certify, concede, confess, disclose, endorse, grant, own

    Antonyms:
    cloak, conceal, cover, deny, disavow, disguise, disown, dissemble, dissimulate, hide, mask, repudiate, screen, secrete, veil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recognize

    Synonyms:
    identify, acknowledge, concede, know again, avow, own, allow

    Antonyms:
    ignore, overlook, misobserve, repudiate, disavow, disown, disallow, recoil

Editors Contribution

  1. check yourself

    comical slang said to someone in place of ; hey ! your ego is bigger than the authority, power or influence u have here right now.

    - her mother has been interfering w sarahs wedding plans. = sarah just needs to tell her mom to 'recognize'

    Submitted by rinat on September 3, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. recognize(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    know again, remember as formerly known, notice as already known

  2. recognize(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    acknowledge, admit, own, avow, confess, confess knowledge of

How to pronounce recognize?

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How to use recognize in a sentence?

  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    I recognize the audacity of doing this as a Midwestern millennial mayor, more than a little bold —at age 37 — to seek the highest office in the land.

  2. Muriel Spark:

    One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must live it to the full.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    As the responsible parents, we need to teach our daughters to distinguish carefully the subtle differences between the actions by men. We should teach our daughters to recognize the difference between - a man who flatters her and a man who complements her, a man who spends money on her and a man who invests in her, a man who views her as his property and a man who views her properly, a man who lusts after her and a man who loves her, and finally, a man who thinks he is a gift to women and a man who believes she is a gift to him. Then we must teach our sons to be that real man who respects women and treats them with dignity and equality - always!

  4. John Hickenlooper:

    I recognize the gratification : When people are really angry, talking about Donald Trump somehow is Donald Trump, but it's not solving the problem, right ? If anything, it's playing into Donald Trump hands.

  5. Mireille Fanon Mendes-France:

    The Dominican Republic does not recognize the existence of a structural problem of racism and xenophobia, but it must address these issues as a matter of priority so the country can live free from tension and fear.


Translations for recognize

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  • تعرف, يتعرفArabic
  • poznat, uznatCzech
  • adnabodWelsh
  • wiedererkennen, erkennenGerman
  • αναγνωρίζωGreek
  • reconocerSpanish
  • تشخیص دادن, شناختن, به رسمیت شناختنPersian
  • tunnustaa, tunnistaa, oivaltaa, tunteaFinnish
  • reconnaîtreFrench
  • aithinIrish
  • पहचाननाHindi
  • elismer, felismer, megismer, észreveszHungarian
  • riconoscereItalian
  • 表彰, 認める, 認識するJapanese
  • 알아보다Korean
  • erkennen, onderkennen, herkennenDutch
  • uznać, poznać, rozpoznaćPolish
  • reconhecerPortuguese
  • recunoașteRomanian
  • признать, осознавать, постичь, опознавать, постигать, опознать, признавать, осознать, узнавать, узнатьRussian
  • erkänna, känna igenSwedish
  • шинохтан‍Tajik
  • پہچاناUrdu
  • ricnoxheWalloon

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