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Synonyms for recognize
ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪzrec·og·nize

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, knowverb

    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, agniseverb

    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 apartverb

    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, recogniseverb

    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, recogniseverb

    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, recogniseverb

    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, recogniseverb

    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. recognizeverb

    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, recogniseverb

    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

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. recognizeverb

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

  2. recognizeverb

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

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How to use recognize in a sentence?

  1. Manolo Caceres:

    The fact that people recognize me and show me love is what keeps me going, no-one used to follow the national team. The people said this guy with the drum is nuts, but I just wanted to support Spain and to represent my country.

  2. Ferdinand Foch:

    The fundamental qualities for good execution of a plan is first; intelligence; then discernment and judgment, which enable one to recognize the best method as to attain it; the singleness of purpose; and, lastly, what is most essential of all, will-stubborn will.

  3. Muriel Spark:

    Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.

  4. Alice Marie Johnson:

    Every single place that I go, if people recognize who I am, they hug me. They tell me how happy they are that I’m home, they tell me how much they were praying for me, and how they followed from the day Kim went to the White House.

  5. Mike Bass:

    Injury rates were virtually the same this season as they were during 2019-20 while starter-level and All-Star players missed games due to injury at similar rates as the last three seasons, while injuries are an unfortunate reality of our game, we recognize the enormous sacrifices NBA players and teams have made to play through this pandemic.


Translations for recognize

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  • تعرف, يتعرفArabic
  • uznat, poznatCzech
  • adnabodWelsh
  • erkennen, wiedererkennenGerman
  • αναγνωρίζωGreek
  • reconocerSpanish
  • تشخیص دادن, شناختن, به رسمیت شناختنPersian
  • oivaltaa, tunnistaa, tuntea, tunnustaaFinnish
  • reconnaîtreFrench
  • aithinIrish
  • पहचाननाHindi
  • észrevesz, elismer, felismer, megismerHungarian
  • riconoscereItalian
  • 認識する, 認める, 表彰Japanese
  • 알아보다Korean
  • erkennen, herkennen, onderkennenDutch
  • poznać, rozpoznać, uznaćPolish
  • reconhecerPortuguese
  • recunoașteRomanian
  • постичь, опознать, признавать, осознавать, опознавать, осознать, узнавать, признать, постигать, узнатьRussian
  • känna igen, erkännaSwedish
  • шинохтан‍Tajik
  • پہچاناUrdu
  • ricnoxheWalloon

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