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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 know from earlier experience.
She recognized him as her former neighbor.With his new beard and mustache, I didn't recognize him at first.
antonyms:
mistake
similar words:
distinguish, identify, know, recall, remember, spot
definition 2: to admit, understand, or accept as true.
He recognized his mistake and worked to correct it.You need to recognize that each person is different.
antonyms:
ignore
similar words:
appreciate, identify with, realize, respect, see, understand
derivations: recognizable (adj.), recognizably (adv.)
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