recognise (Brit.) v. identify; identify a person or a thing seen before; acknowledge, know; admit, acknowledge as true (also recognize)

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  • recognise — British English spelling of RECOGNIZE (Cf. recognize); for spelling, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Recognised; recognising; recognisance …   Etymology dictionary

  • recognise — /ˈrɛkəgnaɪz / (say rekuhgnuyz) verb (t) (recognised, recognising) 1. to know again; perceive to be identical with something previously known: he had changed so much that one could scarcely recognise him. 2. to identify from knowledge of… …  

  • recognise — / rekəgnaɪz/, recognize verb 1. to know someone or something because you have seen or heard them before ● I recognised his voice before he said who he was. ● Do you recognise the handwriting on the letter? 2. ♦ to recognise a union to accept that …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • recognise — v. 1) to recognise generally, universally; officially; widely 2) (D; tr.) to recognise as (she is universally recognised as an authority on the subject) 3) (L) we recognised that the situation was hopeless …   Combinatory dictionary

  • recognise — / rekəgnaɪz/, recognize verb ♦ to recognise a union to agree that a union can act on behalf of employees in a company ● Although more than half the staff had joined the union, the management refused to recognise it …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • recognise — Recognize Rec og*nize, v. i. (Law) To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars. [Written also {recognise}.] [1913 Webster] Note: In legal usage in the United States the second… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recognise — Recognize Rec og*nize (r[e^]k [o^]g*n[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recognized} (r[e^]k [o^]g*n[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recognizing} (r[e^]k [o^]g*n[imac] z[i^]ng).] [From {Recognizance}; see {Cognition}, and cf. {Reconnoiter}.] [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recognise — verb a) To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity. The US and a number of EU countries are expected to recognise Kosovo on Monday. b) To acknowledge the existence or… …   Wiktionary

  • recognise — chiefly British variant of recognize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • recognise — rec|og|nise [ rekəg,naız ] a British spelling of recognize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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