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Overview of verb recognize

The verb recognize has 9 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (33) acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know

(accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods")

2. (32) recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise

(be fully aware or cognizant of)

3. (25) spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart

(detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph")

4. (11) recognize, recognise

(perceive to be the same)

5. (2) accredit, recognize, recognise

(grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree")

6. (2) greet, recognize, recognise

(express greetings upon meeting someone)

7. (2) acknowledge, recognize, recognise

(express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us")

8. recognize

(exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate))

9. recognize, recognise

(show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean")


Overview of adj recognized

The adj recognized has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) accepted, recognized, recognised

(generally approved or compelling recognition; "several accepted techniques for treating the condition"; "his recognized superiority in this kind of work")

2. recognized, recognised

(provided with a secure reputation; "a recognized authority")

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