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recognize

verb [T] (KNOW) (UK usually recognise)     /ˈrek.əɡ.naɪz/
B1 to know someone or something because you have seen or heard him or her or experienced it before: I hadn't seen her for 20 years, but I recognized her immediately. Do you recognize this song? Doctors are trained to recognize the symptoms of different diseases.Knowing and learning
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