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English definition of “recognized”

recognized

adjective uk   /ˈrek.əɡ.naɪzd/ us  
If someone or something is recognized, it is generally accepted that that person or thing has a particular position or quality: Professor Jones is a recognized authority on ancient Egypt. Violence in schools is a recognized problem.Admirable and admired
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