recognise

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  • IPA: /ˈɹɛkəgnaɪz/
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Plain form
recognise

Third-person singular
recognises

Past tense
recognised

Past participle
recognised

Present participle
recognising

  1. If you recognise something, you realise what it is.
    I don't recognise him. Is he a friend of yours?
  2. If something is recognised, it is accepted.
    You have to recognise that you can't be right all the time.
    The government refused to recognise his passport.
    He's generally recognised as the person who made the first radio.
  3. If something is recognised, it is given an award.
    John was recognised for his achievements as a scientist.

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