recognize  

  • Definition of recognize

    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): perceive to be the same  
    • (v): be fully aware or cognizant of  
    • (v): express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"  
    • (v): express greetings upon meeting someone  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"  
    • (v): show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"  
    • (v): exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)  

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