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recognize

rec·og·nize

recognize

 
pronunciation:
re kg naIz
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: recognized, recognizes, recognizing
definition 1: to identify from an earlier experience.
She recognized him as her former neighbor.
synonyms:
place
antonyms:
mistake
similar words:
distinguish, identify, know, recall, recollect, remember, spot
definition 2: to admit, understand, or accept as true.
He recognized his mistake and worked to correct it.
synonyms:
acknowledge
antonyms:
ignore
similar words:
appreciate, credit, identify with, realize, respect, see, understand
derivations: recognizable (adj.), recognizably (adv.)
Word Parts
The word recognize contains the following parts:
cogn, cognit, gnor Latin root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy
 
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).