Synonyms for recognition

Synonyms for (noun) recognition

Synonyms: recognition

Definition: designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body

Usage: he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman

Similar words: assignment, appointment, designation, naming

Definition: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

Usage: the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee


Synonyms: recognition, identification

Definition: the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering

Usage: a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces; experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer

Similar words: memory, remembering

Definition: the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

Usage: he can do it from memory; he enjoyed remembering his father


Synonyms: realisation, realization, recognition

Definition: coming to understand something clearly and distinctly

Usage: a growing realization of the risk involved; a sudden recognition of the problem he faced; increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases

Similar words: savvy, apprehension, discernment, understanding

Definition: the cognitive condition of someone who understands

Usage: he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect


Synonyms: recognition

Definition: an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid

Usage: the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States

Similar words: acceptance, credence

Definition: the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

Usage: he gave credence to the gossip; acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years


Synonyms: credit, recognition

Definition: approval

Usage: give her recognition for trying; he was given credit for his work; give her credit for trying

Similar words: commendation, approval

Definition: a message expressing a favorable opinion

Usage: words of approval seldom passed his lips


Synonyms: recognition

Definition: the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country

Usage: territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991

Similar words: diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations

Definition: negotiation between nations


Synonyms: recognition

Definition: (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape

Usage: molecular recognition drives all of biology, for instance, hormone and receptor or antibody-antigen interactions or the organization of molecules into larger biologically active entities

Similar words: organic phenomenon

Definition: (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals


Synonyms: recognition, acknowledgement, acknowledgment

Definition: the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

Usage: the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work; she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own

Similar words: acceptance

Definition: the state of being acceptable and accepted

Usage: torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club