Synonyms of recognize


1. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know, accept

usage: 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"

2. recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise, know, cognize, cognise

usage: be fully aware or cognizant of

3. spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart

usage: 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"

4. recognize, recognise, remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think

usage: perceive to be the same

5. accredit, recognize, recognise, license, licence, certify

usage: grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"

6. greet, recognize, recognise, address, accost, come up to

usage: express greetings upon meeting someone

7. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, thank, give thanks

usage: express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

8. recognize, be

usage: exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

9. recognize, recognise, prize, value, treasure, appreciate

usage: show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

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Definition and meaning of recognize (Dictionary)