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recognition

rec·og·ni·tion

recognition

 
 
pronunciation:
re kg nI shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of identifying someone or something previously seen or known.
It had been many years since he'd seen her, but his recognition of her face was instantaneous.
synonyms:
mention
similar words:
acceptance, accolade, credit, honor, identification, kudos, praise, realization, recall, recollection, rediscovery
definition 2: the state of being so identified.
The actor wore dark glasses to avoid recognition.
similar words:
discovery, identification
definition 3: formal acknowledgment or approval.
A formal dinner was given in recognition of her achievements.
similar words:
acknowledgment, credit, mention, tribute
definition 4: acknowledgment of the validity of something.
They demanded recognition of their rights as citizens.The new nation has yet to receive recognition from some of its neighbors in the region.
synonyms:
cognizance
similar words:
acceptance, acknowledgment, admission, concession, consideration
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