Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recognition

8 senses of recognition

Sense 1
recognition, acknowledgment, acknowledgement -- (the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; "the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"; "she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own")
       => acceptance -- (the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club")

Sense 2
recognition, identification -- (the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"; "experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer")
       => memory, remembering -- (the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father")

Sense 3
recognition, credit -- (approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying")
       => approval, commendation -- (a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips")

Sense 4
realization, realisation, recognition -- (coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; "a growing realization of the risk involved"; "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"; "increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases")
       => understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy -- (the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect")

Sense 5
recognition -- ((biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape; "molecular recognition drives all of biology, for instance, hormone and receptor or antibody-antigen interactions or the organization of molecules into larger biologically active entities")
       => organic phenomenon -- ((biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals)

Sense 6
recognition -- (the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country; "territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991")
       => diplomacy, diplomatic negotiations -- (negotiation between nations)

Sense 7
recognition -- (an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid; "the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States")
       => credence, acceptance -- (the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; "he gave credence to the gossip"; "acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years")

Sense 8
recognition -- (designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body; "he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman")
       => appointment, assignment, designation, naming -- (the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee")

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