Definitions for recognise

Definitions for (verb) recognise

Main entry: acknowledge, know, recognise, recognize

Definition: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

Usage: The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne; We do not recognize your gods

Main entry: recognise, recognize

Definition: perceive to be the same

Main entry: recognise, recognize, realise, realize, agnise, agnize

Definition: be fully aware or cognizant of

Main entry: recognise, recognize, acknowledge

Definition: express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

Usage: We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us

Main entry: greet, recognise, recognize

Definition: express greetings upon meeting someone

Main entry: tell apart, spot, pick out, recognise, recognize, make out, distinguish, discern

Definition: detect with the senses

Usage: The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards; I can't make out the faces in this photograph

Main entry: recognise, recognize, accredit

Definition: grant credentials to

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

Main entry: recognise, recognize

Definition: show approval or appreciation of

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

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