recognize

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 [ˈrɛkəgnaɪz]


Inflections of 'recognize' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
recognizes
v 3rd person singular (US & UK)
recognizing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US & UK)
recognized
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
recognized
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2019
recognize - realize
‘recognize’
If you recognize someone or something, you know who or what they are because you have seen them before, or because they have been described to you.
She didn't recognize me at first.
Doctors are trained to recognize the symptoms of depression.
If you recognize something such as a problem, you accept that it exists.
Governments are beginning to recognize the problem.
We recognize this as a genuine need.
‘realize’
If you become aware of a fact, don't say that you ‘recognize’ it. Say that you realize it.
I realized Martha was right.
She realized that she was going to be late.
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