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recognition

[ rek-uhg-nish-uhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF recognition
  • nounidentification, acknowledgment
  • nounappreciation given

Synonyms for recognition

  • acceptance
  • admission
  • appreciation
  • awareness
  • concession
  • perception
  • realization
  • respect
  • understanding
  • allowance
  • apperception
  • assimilation
  • avowal
  • cognizance
  • confession
  • consciousness
  • detection
  • discovery
  • memory
  • notice
  • recall
  • recognizance
  • recollection
  • recurrence
  • remembering
  • remembrance
  • salute
  • sensibility
  • tumble
  • acknowledging
  • apprehending
  • double take
  • high sign
  • identifying
  • noticing
  • perceiving
  • recalling
  • verifying
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Antonyms for recognition

  • denial
  • disagreement
  • disbelief
  • refusal
  • repudiation
  • forgetfulness
  • ignorance
  • miss
  • abuse
  • disclaimer
  • dishonor
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECOGNITION

When he came, Paralus looked upon him with a smile of recognition, and said, "My father!"

But the recognition of his merit came sooner than could have been expected.

After a sort of shyness in the recognition, he turns back with them.

He told them what had happened, the meeting, the recognition.

And yet, it seems to me, this is the beginning of our recognition of the Divine.

You think, then, that recognition would not be a Poor policy?

It was familiar; he felt that some recognition was due, for it was a woman's face.

He looked at her as he sat down, but she gave no sign of recognition.

No sign of recognition; rather a cold, frigid stare, I thought.

As in a dream I heard her cry of recognition, and knew that she was gliding toward me.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "knowledge of an event or incident; understanding," from Middle French recognition (15c.) and directly from Latin recognitionem (nominative recognitio) "a reviewing, investigation, examination," noun of action from past participle stem of recognoscere "to acknowledge, know again; examine" (see recognize).

Sense of "formal avowal of knowledge and approval" is from 1590s; especially acknowledgement of the independence of a country by a state formerly exercising sovereignty (1824). Meaning "a knowing again" is from 1798.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RECOGNITION

OK

nounacceptance

acclaim

nounexpression of approval
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