recognize

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recognize is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
recognize

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈɹɛkəgnaɪz/
  • SAMPA: /"rEk@gnaIz/
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  • Hyphenation: re‧cog‧nize

Verb[change]

Plain form
recognize

Third-person singular
recognizes

Past tense
recognized

Past participle
recognized

Present participle
recognizing

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

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