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Definition 1: designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body - [noun denoting act]

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

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

(recognition is a kind of ...) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

"the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

Definition 2: the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for recognition in the sense of this definition

(recognition is a kind of ...) the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

"he can do it from memory" "he enjoyed remembering his father"

(... is a kind of recognition ) the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known

"geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it" "it was too dark to determine his identity" "she guessed the identity of his lover"

(... is a kind of recognition ) identification of a person from the sound of their voice

Definition 3: an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid - [noun denoting cognition]

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

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

(recognition is a kind of ...) the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

"he gave credence to the gossip" "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"

Definition 4: coming to understand something clearly and distinctly - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for recognition in the sense of this definition

(recognition is a kind of ...) the cognitive condition of someone who understands

"he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

Definition 5: approval - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • give her recognition for trying
  • he was given credit for his work
  • give her credit for trying

Synonyms for recognition in the sense of this definition

(recognition is a kind of ...) a message expressing a favorable opinion

"words of approval seldom passed his lips"

(... is a kind of recognition ) a recognition of meritorious service

(... is a kind of recognition ) enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

(... is a kind of recognition ) an act of honor or courteous recognition

"a musical salute to the composer on his birthday"

Definition 6: the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country - [noun denoting communication]

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

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

(recognition is a kind of ...) negotiation between nations

Definition 7: (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape - [noun denoting phenomenon]

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

  • 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

(recognition is a kind of ...) (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

(recognition belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 8: the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged - [noun denoting state]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for recognition in the sense of this definition

(recognition is a kind of ...) the state of being acceptable and accepted

"torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

(... are attributes of recognition) recognized or made known or admitted

"the acknowledged leader of the community" "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments" "his acknowledged error"

(... are attributes of recognition) not recognized or admitted

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