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English definition of “recognize”

recognize

verb [T] (KNOW)   /ˈrek·əɡˌnɑɪz/
to know someone or something because you have seen or experienced that person or thing before: I recognized my old high school teacher from the photograph. Doctors are trained to recognize the symptoms of different diseases. recognizably    /ˈrek·əɡˌnɑɪ·zə·bli/ adverb a recognizably American name
(Definition of recognize verb (KNOW) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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