phonetic symbol: / rékəɡnàɪz / 

recognize - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
・We do not recognize your gods
acknowledge , know , recognise

[ verb ]
■ perceive to be the same

[ verb ]
■ be fully aware or cognizant of
agnise , agnize , realise , realize , recognise

[ verb ]
■ express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for
acknowledge , recognise

[ verb ]
■ express greetings upon meeting someone
greet , recognise

[ verb ]
■ detect with the senses
discern , distinguish , make out , pick out , recognise , spot , tell apart

[ verb ]
■ grant credentials to
・The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution
・recognize an academic degree
accredit , recognise

[ verb ]
■ show approval or appreciation of
・My work is not recognized by anybody!
・The best student was recognized by the Dean

[ verb ]
■ exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

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