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recognize

verb
 
/ˈrekəɡnaɪz/ (recognizing, recognized)
B1 to know someone or something because you have seen them or it 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.
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