Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb recognize

9 senses of recognize

Sense 1
acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know -- (accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

Sense 2
recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise -- (be fully aware or cognizant of)
       => know, cognize, cognise -- (be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time")

Sense 3
spot, recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart -- (detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph")

Sense 4
recognize, recognise -- (perceive to be the same)
       => remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think -- (recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories")

Sense 5
accredit, recognize, recognise -- (grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree")
       => license, licence, certify -- (authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state")

Sense 6
greet, recognize, recognise -- (express greetings upon meeting someone)
       => address, accost, come up to -- (speak to someone)

Sense 7
acknowledge, recognize, recognise -- (express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us")
       => thank, give thanks -- (express gratitude or show appreciation to)

Sense 8
recognize -- (exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate))
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 9
recognize, recognise -- (show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean")
       => prize, value, treasure, appreciate -- (hold dear; "I prize these old photographs")

2024, Cloud WordNet Browser