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recognition

rec·og·ni·tion

recognition

 
 
pronunciation:
re kg nI shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of realizing that one knows someone or something.
Whenever he saw his former owner, the dog wagged his tail in recognition.
similar words:
acceptance, credit, honor, identification, praise, realization, recall
definition 2: the condition of being recognized in this way.
He wore dark glasses to avoid recognition.
similar words:
discovery, identification
definition 3: notice or approval.
She received recognition from the school for her high grades.
similar words:
acknowledgment, credit, tribute
definition 4: acceptance that something is true or real.
The prisoners demanded recognition of their rights.
similar words:
acceptance, acknowledgment, admission, concession, consideration
Word Parts
The word recognition contains the following part:
cogn, cognit, gnor Latin root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy