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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. Lujan Grisham:

    The Legislature had the strength to pass this measure because we all recognize : Enough is enough, this law is sensible and balanced. It is a good public safety measure. If it saves even one life, and it will, we will have done good work here.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    I mean, what the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue.

  3. Chuck Hagel:

    To me, it's a recognition that when a country has men and women at war who are dying -- like we do have people dying, still, in Afghanistan -- and not recognize that by going and by looking and asking questions and being part of that personally, rather than just getting reports in the morning or in the afternoon, that's a misstep, but I think it's bigger than just a misstep. I think it's a failure of an obligation -- of a basic obligation of a commander in chief. He's commander in chief of our forces and not to go to a war zone where we have men and women dying, that's just wrong.

  4. Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    But one has to recognize: batteries have become more attractive in recent years. It has become more likely that they could prevail, cars with electric driving ranges of 500 kilometers and fast charging times of 20 minutes are within reach.

  5. Satoshi Sekiguchi:

    They [the government] recognize that artificial intelligence will be a key to the future, or the key to the competitiveness of the industry.


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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