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recognition

noun
 
 
/ˌrekəɡˈnɪʃən/
ACCEPT [U, no plural] agreement that something is true or real: There is a growing recognition of the scale of the problem. [+ that] There is a general recognition that she's the best person for the job.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalBelieving
HONOUR [U] a situation in which when someone is publicly thanked for something good that they have done: Ellen gained recognition for her outstanding work. He was given a medal in recognition of his bravery.Fame and famousShowing respect and admiration
KNOW [U] knowledge of something or someone because you have seen or experienced them before: I waved at her, but she showed no sign of recognition.Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of recognition from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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