Meaning of “recognition” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /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.

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.
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.

(Definition of “recognition” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)