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English definition of “recognize”

recognize

verb [T] ( also UK -ise)     /ˈrekəɡnaɪz/
KNOW B1 to know someone or something because you have seen or experienced them before: I recognized her from her picture . Doctors are trained to recognize the symptoms of disease .Knowledge and awarenessIdentifying
ACCEPT B2 to accept that something is true or real : [+ (that)] She recognized that she had been partly to blame . Smoking is recognized as a leading cause of lung cancer .Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
SHOW RESPECT to officially show respect for someone for an achievement : He was recognized by the governor for his work with teenagers .Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of recognize verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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