verb (recogniz, ing)
- (transitive) To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity.
- (transitive) Acknowledge the existence or legality of something.; treat as worthy of consideration or valid.
- (transitive) Acknowledge or consider as something.
- (transitive) Realize or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realize or admit that.
- Give an award.
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