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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

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How to use recognize in a sentence?

  1. Steven Hoffman:

    I do blame celebrities, because they need to recognize the impact they can have and the potential harm that can result from it.

  2. Yuriko Koike:

    We need to now recognize that virus infections have entered a totally new stage, tokyo is making the protection of human life a top priority.

  3. France Leila Sadeghee:

    All of this stuff is in the body register, one of the core competencies for a future cutting-edge yoga teacher is to recognize what shows up, so that they can meet the whole person -- not just this body making a shape -- and then they can help this person get free.

  4. Ivan Sergei:

    I would say that I am not the person to ask about [fame] because I am not 'famous.' But, I would say that the experiences I've had so far haven't been so bad. People look at you differently, and it is weird to see yourself in a magazine. [It's] kinda weird when people recognize you as well. I get a lot of 'Where do I know you from? I know I know you.' But overall, I have some good people around me, and that really helps.

  5. Police Chief Richard Biehl:

    It seems to just defy believability he would shoot his own sister, but its also hard to believe that he didnt recognize it was his sister, so we just dont know.

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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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