To recognize an old friend after many years.
The US and a number of EU countries are expected to recognize Kosovo on Monday.
To recognize services by a testimonial.
An example of recognize is to see an old friend in a crowd after being apart for many years.
Recognize a face.
Recognizes the concerns of the tenants.
The club's president recognized the new member.
Recognize services rendered.
Recognize an old friend with a cheerful greeting.
To recognize a butterfly by its coloring.
To recognize symptoms.
To recognize a claim.
To recognize defeat.
To recognize devotion.
Origin of recognize
- Middle English recognisen to resume possession of land alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin recognizāre to recognize) of Old French reconoistre reconoiss- to know again from Latin recognōscere re- re- cognōscere to get to know gnō- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From re- + cognize