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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rec·og·nize /ˈrɛkɪgˌnaɪz, kəg-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]
 Note:In legal usage in the United States the second syllable is often accented.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·og·nize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recognized p. pr. & vb. n. Recognizing ]  [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 reexamine. [Obs.]
 6. To reconnoiter. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To acknowledge; avow; confess; own; allow; concede. See Acknowledge.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power
           and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the
           true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your
           gods" [syn: acknowledge, recognise, know]
      2: be fully aware or cognizant of [syn: recognise, realize,
          realise, agnize, agnise]
      3: detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked
         out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I
         can't make out the faces in this photograph" [syn: recognise,
          distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell
      4: perceive to be the same [syn: recognise]
      5: grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the
         new educational institution"; "recognize an academic
         degree" [syn: accredit, recognise]
      6: express greetings upon meeting someone [syn: greet, recognise]
      7: express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must
         acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us" [syn: acknowledge,
      8: exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)
      9: show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized
         by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the
         Dean" [syn: recognise]