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recognize

rec·og·nize

recognize

 
 
pronunciation:
re kg naIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: recognized, recognizes, recognizing
definition 1: to identify (someone or something) from previous experience or contact with that person or thing.
She recognized him as her former neighbor.I couldn't recognize Andrew in his Halloween costume.
synonyms:
place
antonyms:
mistake
similar words:
distinguish, identify, know, recall, recollect, remember, spot
definition 2: to be able to distinguish what something is based on knowledge of the features or characteristics of that thing.
I recognize real gold when I see it.They recognized the hero from his picture in the newspaper.
synonyms:
know
similar words:
distinguish, recall, recollect, remember
definition 3: 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.)
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