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1. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority.

Synonyms

  • know
  • acknowledge
  • recognise

Antonyms

  • disinherit
  • absent
  • absence
  • future

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Recognize

  • africanize
  • agonize
  • aluminize
  • americanize
  • antagonize
  • demonize
  • disorganize
  • euthanize
  • fraternize
  • galvanize
  • immunize
  • ionize
  • ironize
  • modernize
  • organize
  • reorganize
  • revolutionize
  • scrutinize
  • stalinize
  • suburbanize

How do you pronounce recognize?

Pronounce recognize as ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz.

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How do you spell recognize? Is it reconize ?

A common misspelling of recognize is reconize

Sentences with recognize


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You recognize the texture, the leaf shape, even the shade of green.

2. Verb, base form
Texas claimed independence from Mexico in 1836, a fact Mexico refused to recognize.

Quotes about recognize


1. If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis

2. An investment said to have an 80% chance of success sounds far more attractive than one with a 20% chance of failure. The mind can't easily recognize that they are the same.
- Daniel Kahneman

3. Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
- Ed Bradley

2. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] be fully aware or cognizant of.

Synonyms

  • cognize
  • realise
  • cognise
  • know
  • agnise
  • realize
  • recognise

Antonyms

  • skew
  • tactlessness
  • inhospitality
  • hospitality

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)

3. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] detect with the senses.

Synonyms

  • pick out
  • perceive
  • distinguish
  • resolve
  • comprehend
  • spot
  • discern
  • make out
  • recognise
  • tell apart

Antonyms

  • desegregate
  • advantage
  • indiscriminate
  • undiscriminating

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)

4. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] perceive to be the same.

Synonyms

  • identify
  • think
  • remember
  • recall
  • recollect
  • know
  • call up
  • retrieve
  • recognise

Antonyms

  • past
  • take
  • stay
  • go

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)

5. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] express greetings upon meeting someone.

Synonyms

  • say farewell
  • receive
  • address
  • welcome
  • curtsy
  • accost
  • bid
  • hail
  • herald
  • shake hands
  • bob
  • come up to
  • wish
  • salute
  • recognise
  • greet

Antonyms

  • welcome
  • outbid
  • stand still
  • begrudge

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)

6. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for.

Synonyms

  • give thanks
  • acknowledge
  • appreciate
  • recognise

Antonyms

  • unwelcome
  • unwanted
  • rejection
  • underbid

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)

7. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] grant credentials to.

Synonyms

  • accredit
  • certify
  • licence
  • recognise

Antonyms

  • associate
  • indecisiveness
  • indecision
  • irresoluteness

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)

8. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate).

Antonyms

  • disclaim

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)

9. recognize

verb. ['ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz'] show approval or appreciation of.

Synonyms

  • honor
  • reward
  • value
  • treasure
  • rubricate
  • prize
  • appreciate
  • recognise

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • begin
  • exclude
  • clean

Etymology

  • recognoscere (Latin)
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