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  Recognize (Rec"og*nize) (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Recognized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Recognizing (?).]
[From Recognizance; see Cognition, and cf. Reconnoiter.]

[Written also recognise.]

1. To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of. "Speak, vassal; recognize thy sovereign queen." Harte.
2. To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul.
3. To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.
4. To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.
5. To review; to reëxamine. [Obs.] South.
6. To reconnoiter. [Obs.] R. Monro.

Synonyms -- To acknowledge; avow; confess; own; allow; concede. See Acknowledge.
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.]
^ In legal usage in the United States the second syllable is often accented.

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