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From: Network Terminology


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

      adj 1: generally approved or compelling recognition; "several
             accepted techniques for treating the condition"; "his
             recognized superiority in this kind of work" [syn: accepted,
      2: provided with a secure reputation; "a recognized authority"
         [syn: recognised]