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Definition 1: perceive to be the same - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for recognise in the sense of this definition

(recognise is a kind of ...) recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

"I can't remember saying any such thing" "I can't think what her last name was" "can you remember her phone number?" "Do you remember that he once loved you?" "call up memories"

(... is a kind of recognise ) consider to be equal or the same

"He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

(recognise implies ...) be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object

"She doesn't know this composer" "Do you know my sister?" "We know this movie" "I know him under a different name" "This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"

Definition 2: be fully aware or cognizant of - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for recognise in the sense of this definition

(recognise is a kind of ...) be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about

"I know that the President lied to the people" "I want to know who is winning the game!" "I know it's time"

(... is a kind of recognise ) know the nature or character of

"we all knew her as a big show-off"

Definition 3: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority - [verb of cognition]

Samples where recognise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for recognise in the sense of this definition

(recognise is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

Definition 4: express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for - [verb of communication]

Samples where recognise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us

Synonyms for recognise in the sense of this definition

(recognise is a kind of ...) express gratitude or show appreciation to

(... is a kind of recognise ) recognize with gratitude; be grateful for

Definition 5: express greetings upon meeting someone - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for recognise in the sense of this definition

(recognise is a kind of ...) speak to someone

(... is a kind of recognise ) invoke upon

"wish you a nice evening" "bid farewell"

(... is a kind of recognise ) say good-bye or bid farewell

(... is a kind of recognise ) bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

(... is a kind of recognise ) greet enthusiastically or joyfully

(... is a kind of recognise ) honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers

(... is a kind of recognise ) recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position

"When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"

(... is a kind of recognise ) greet in a friendly way

"I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"

(... is a kind of recognise ) make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect

"She curtsied when she shook the Queen's hand"

(... is a kind of recognise ) take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation

Definition 6: detect with the senses - [verb of perception]

Samples where recognise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for recognise in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of recognise ) make clearly visible

"can this image be resolved?"

(... is a kind of recognise ) distinguish

"I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"

(recognise implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Samples where recognise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution
  • recognize an academic degree

Synonyms for recognise in the sense of this definition

(recognise is a kind of ...) authorize officially

"I am licensed to practice law in this state"

Samples where recognise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My work is not recognized by anybody!
  • The best student was recognized by the Dean

Synonyms for recognise in the sense of this definition

(recognise is a kind of ...) hold dear

"I prize these old photographs"

(... is a kind of recognise ) bestow honor or rewards upon

"Today we honor our soldiers" "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

(... is a kind of recognise ) place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint

"She was rubricated by the pope"

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