recognise

Primary Meanings of recognise

1.
v
perceive to be the same
2.
v
accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
3.
v
express greetings upon meeting someone
Full Definitions of recognise
1

v perceive to be the same

Synonyms:
recognize
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identify
consider to be equal or the same
misidentify, mistake
identify incorrectly
type, typecast
identify as belonging to a certain type
taste
distinguish flavors
Type of:
call back, call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think
recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

v be fully aware or cognizant of

Synonyms:
agnise, agnize, realise, realize, recognize
Types:
know
know the nature or character of
Type of:
cognise, cognize, know
be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about

v detect with the senses

Synonyms:
discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, recognize, spot, tell apart
Types:
resolve
make clearly visible
discriminate
distinguish
2

v accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

Synonyms:
acknowledge, know, recognize
Type of:
accept
consider or hold as true

v grant credentials to

Synonyms:
accredit, recognize
Type of:
certify, licence, license
authorize officially

v express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

Synonyms:
acknowledge, recognize
Types:
appreciate
recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
Type of:
give thanks, thank
express gratitude or show appreciation to

v show approval or appreciation of

Synonyms:
recognize
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honor, honour, reward
bestow honor or rewards upon
rubricate
place in the church calendar as a red-letter day honoring a saint
drink, pledge, salute, toast, wassail
propose a toast to
dignify, ennoble
confer dignity or honor upon
decorate
award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to
Type of:
appreciate, prize, treasure, value
hold dear
3

v express greetings upon meeting someone

Synonyms:
greet, recognize
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shake hands
take someone's hands and shake them as a gesture of greeting or congratulation
bob, curtsy
make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect
salute
greet in a friendly way
present, salute
recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position
salute
honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers
hail, herald
greet enthusiastically or joyfully
receive, welcome
bid welcome to; greet upon arrival
say farewell
say good-bye or bid farewell
bid, wish
invoke upon
congratulate, felicitate
express congratulations
salaam
greet with a salaam
dismiss, usher out
end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave
Type of:
accost, address, come up to
speak to someone

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