recognize Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "recognize" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

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 from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “recognize” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More