• WordNet 3.6
    • v recognise 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"
    • v recognise perceive to be the same
    • v recognise be fully aware or cognizant of
    • v recognise express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
    • v recognise express greetings upon meeting someone
    • v recognise 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"
    • v recognise grant credentials to "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution","recognize an academic degree"
    • v recognise show approval or appreciation of "My work is not recognized by anybody!","The best student was recognized by the Dean"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Recognise rek′og-nīz to know again: to recollect: to acknowledge: to see the truth of
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. recognoscĕrere-, again, cognoscĕre, to know.


In literature:

But perhaps you don't recognise him apart from the rest of the firm.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
We recognised each other in a minute.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Among others he recognised the voice of Morelos himself!
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
Soon they are near enough to be individually recognised, when it is seen that neither of the two officers is in the boat!
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Marian had at once recognised the pianist as Daniel.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
I saw her and recognised her, just as I recognised you.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
She did not count her brother; she recognised him as a mere pawn in the game.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
He recognised that the island influence mysteriously held his guest.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Kathleen O'Connor recognised Desmond's hand in the sketch when Mrs. Quirk showed it to her.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
A look of joy came into his eyes, as if he had recognised himself for the first time.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

In poetry:

In Piccadilly spirits pass:
Oh, eyes and cheeks that glow!
Oh, strength and comeliness! Alas,
The lustrous health is earth I know
From shrinking eyes that recognise
No brother in my rags and woe.
"A Loafer" by John Davidson
What voice of earth is this, that passionate with bliss
Calls me from the coldness of serenest art?
Youth, thy happy eyes I know, I recognise:
Say what part
Can Apelles play to serve a lover's heart?
"The Lover And The Painter" by Manmohan Ghose
Yes! in the mid-day's fervid beams,
And in the midnight's shadowy dreams,
In action and repose, we see,
We recognise and worship Thee;
To Thee our worthiest songs would give,
And in Thee die, and to Thee live.
"Summer: Tuesday Evening" by John Bowring
And those that can witness such an awful sight
Can only gaze thereon in solemn silence and delight,
And the most Godfearless man that hath this region trod
Would be forced to recognise the power and majesty of God.
"Greenland's Icy Mountains" by William Topaz McGonagall
To talk like that about his wife! It had me scandalized.
I'd heard him singin' so before, but never recognised
The meaning of his chatter, or that he could be so vain:
"Dear, it's a pity that poor Jenny is so plain."
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis
And the Black Prince and his men fought right manfully,
By this time against some forty thousand of the enemy,
Until the Prince recognised the banner of Bohemia floating in the air;
Then he cried that banner shall be mine, by St. George I do swear.
"The Battle of Cressy" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The late Queen Mother was one of Britain's most instantly recognisable figures, but few of us have even heard of the. Tandem Law Welcomes the Decision of the Court to Recognise the Need to Compensate These Victims of Torture.
Tandem Law Welcomes the Decision of the Court to Recognise the Need to Compensate These Victims of Torture.
A robot named Nico could soon pass a landmark test - recognising itself in a mirror.
Tucson News NowWhizz Education recognised for Exporting Educational Excellence.
Anglo American Recognised by CDP for Climate Change Disclosure and Performance.
Rudd was recognised after coaching Lithuania's 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte to Olympic gold over 100m Breaststroke at London 2012.
Since several of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence had Welsh heritage, it is appropriate for Americans to recognise March 1st not only for the birthday of Ohio, but as Saint David 's Day.
The beach with the shipwreck of the metallic ship lying on the beach, semi-buried in the white sand is the most easily recognisable and the most photographed beach in Greece.
The importance of the efforts towards integrating the symbolic and connectionist paradigms of artificial intelligence has been widely recognised.
"It is splendid to have people who refuse to recognise difficulties," British Capt.
"The biggest thing at the moment has been owners' associations and the demand for people to have them officially recognised," said Ludmila Yamalova, a managing partner at HPL Yamalova & Plewka JLT, Legal consultancy.
The award recognises outstanding achievement by entities that.
Mallusk-based Henderson Group's support for the NSPCC's ChildLine service has been recognised by HRH the Countess of Wessex, president of the charity.
Meet Bill Plant, an elite athlete on a mission to get his sport recognised at the Olympics.

In science:

Regina is not the only software package to employ combinatorial recognition: there is also the 3-Manifold Recogniser by Matveev et al., which has extremely powerful recognition heuristics that can recognise a much wider range of 3-manifolds than Regina can.
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations
Nevertheless, these results suggest that Population III star formation perhaps has far more in common with present-day star formation than has been previously recognised.
The First Stars
Supersymmetric compactifications of the heterotic string [ 1] were soon recognised as a very successful approach to string phenomenology. A crucial role is played by the modified Bianchi identity for the field strength of the Kalb–Ramond two-form.
Gauge Threshold Corrections for N = 2 Heterotic Local Models with Flux, and Mock Modular Forms
In particular, we recognise in the second constraint the C FT equivalent of the tadpole equation (2.18).
Gauge Threshold Corrections for N = 2 Heterotic Local Models with Flux, and Mock Modular Forms
Because the rules that specify this language are so uncomplicated it is easy to describe an automaton that recognises it.
Enumerating indices of Schubert varieties defined by inclusions