recognize has definitions from the field of education
1
[ verb ] discern

Examples

"His greed knew no limits"

Used in print

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Ordinary politeness may have militated against this opinion being stated so badly but anyone with a wide acquaintance in both groups and who has sat through the many round_tables , workshops or panel_discussions - whatever they are called - on this subject will recognize that the final , boiled_down crux_of_the_matter is education .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

As in the theory of perception , established in psycho-physiology , the eye is recognized as an integral part of the brain .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Often it is recognized that all the details of the pattern may not be essential to the outcome but , because the pattern was empirically determined and not developed through theoretical understanding , one is never quite certain which behavior elements are effective , and the whole pattern becomes ritualized .

The frequently postulated antique worry that the daylight hours might dwindle to complete darkness apparently gave_rise to a ritual and celebration which we still recognize .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

The editor of the Daily_Journal warned , `` that if such a demonstration be made , it will not find support or countenance from any of the men whose names are recognized as having a right to speak_for Providence '' .

2
[ verb ] be fully aware or cognizant of

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

But the firm has recognized the tight dollar and the tourist 's desire to visit the `` smaller , less traveled and relatively inexpensive countries '' , and is now prepared to teach modern_Greek and Portuguese through recordings .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

His history is his alone , yet each man must recognize his own history in it .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Historians have come to recognize two cardinal facts concerning nationalism and international influence .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Polyphosphates gave renewed life to soap products at a time when surfactants were a threat though expensive , and these same polyphosphates spelled the decline of soap usage when the synergism between polyphosphates and synthetic detergent actives was recognized and exploited .

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

In considering BW defense , it must be recognized that a number of critical meteorological parameters must be met for an aerosol to exhibit optimum effect .

Related terms

know know find realization

3
[ verb ] detect with the senses

Examples

"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards" "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Freud probably contributed more_than anyone else to the understanding of dreams , enabling us to recognize their equivalents in our wakeful thoughts .

In most cases we recognize certain words , persons , animals or objects .

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

Such an indicator , or indicators , are needed as means of recognizing specific periods of delay in skeletal developmental progress .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

Muscle weakness is now recognized as an uncommon though serious complication of steroid therapy , with most of the synthetic adrenal corticosteroids in clinical use .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

And he could recognize , by touch alone , articles which he had handled immediately before , even though they were altogether unfamiliar to him and could not be identified by him ; that_is , he was unaware what kind of objects they were or what their use was .

4
[ verb ] perceive to be the same

Synonyms

recognise

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

When a man recognizes a certain experience as the exact pattern of a previous dream , we have an instance of deja_vu , except for the fact that he knows just why the experience seems familiar .

One day Maeterlinck , coming with a friend upon an event which he recognized as the exact pattern of a previous dream , detailed the ensuing occurrences in_advance so accurately that his companion was completely mystified .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

He recognized the gesture .

Adam recognized this one .

Related terms

remember identify know

5
[ verb ] express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

Examples

"We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

Graham will be recognized for his meritorious service to baseball and will get the William_J._Slocum_Memorial_Award .

The 53 - year old Shea , a prominent corporation lawyer with a sports background , is generally recognized as the man most responsible_for the imminent return of a National_League club to New_York .

6
[ verb ] express greetings upon meeting someone

Synonyms

greet recognise

Used in print

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

John recognized Ablard_Corne and called_out a greeting .

7
[ verb ] (education) grant credentials to

Synonyms

accredit recognise

Examples

"The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution" "recognize an academic degree"

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

A big-league municipal stadium at Flushing_Meadow_Park is in_the_works , and once the lease is signed the local club will be formally recognized by Commissioner_Ford_C._Frick .

Related terms

license accreditation

8
[ verb ] exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

Related terms

be

9
[ verb ] show approval or appreciation of

Synonyms

recognise

Examples

"My work is not recognized by anybody!" "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

Related terms

prize honor rubricate

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