One entry found for recognize.
Main Entry: rec·og·nize
Pronunciation: rek-ig-nz, rek-g-
Inflected Form(s): -nized; -niz·ing
Etymology: derived from early French reconoistre "to recognize," from Latin recognoscere (same meaning), from re- "again" and cognoscere "to know" --related to CONNOISSEUR, INCOGNITO 1: to be willing to admit : ACKNOWLEDGE <recognized my own faults> 2: to admit as qualified to be heard at a meeting <recognizes the delegate from Arkansas> 3: to grant diplomatic recognition to <recognized the new government> 4: to take approving notice of <recognize an act of bravery with a medal> 5: to show one is acquainted with <recognize someone with a nod> 6: to know and remember upon seeing <I didn't recognize you in that new hairdo> - rec·og·niz·abil·i·ty /rek-ig-n-z-bil-t-, rek-g-/ noun - rec·og·niz·able /rek-g-n-ze-bl, rek-ig-/ adjective - rec·og·niz·ably /-n-z-bl/ adverb