Translation of "recognize" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb present participle recognizing, past tense and past participle recognized UK usually -ise uk /ˈrek·əɡ·naɪz/ us /ˈrek·əɡˌnɑɪz/

B1 to know someone or something because you have seen them before

I recognized her from her picture.

to accept that something is true or real

Smoking is recognized as a leading cause of lung cancer.

(Translation of “recognize” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈrekəɡnaiz/

to see, hear etc (a person, thing etc ) and know who or what that person, thing etc is, because one has seen or heard him, it etc before

I recognized his voice/handwriting
I recognized him by his voice.

to admit, acknowledge

Everyone recognized his skill.

to be willing to have political relations with

Many countries were unwilling to recognize the new republic.

to accept as valid, well-qualified etc

I don’t recognize the authority of this court.
recognizable adjective ( (also recognisableBritish))

(opposite unrecognizable).

recognizably adverb ( (also recognisablyBritish))

de modo reconocible
recognition /-ˈniʃən/ noun

the act or state of recognizing or being recognized

They gave the boy a medal in recognition of his courage
I said hello to him but he showed no recognition.

(Translation of “recognize” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)