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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RECOGNIZE

It does not matter whether we recognize a king or an emperor or a president as our ruler.

The bill of fare contains nothing which they recognize as such.

And now, thought I, am I to be ordered down to recognize my own proposals.

At times he seemed to recognize for a moment some of those with him.

He supposed me to be some passing stranger, and did not recognize me.

Even then he does not recognize a man, but God Himself as His judge.

I should not be surprised if I were to recognize him the first time I met him face to face.

"They are strange to me--I do not recognize their tribes," Kingozi replied blandly.

I wanted to see if you'd recognize me, and to have a little fun with you if you didn't.

The moment had been long enough for Dick to recognize Victor Woodville.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "resume possession of land," back-formation from recognizance, or else from Old French reconoiss-, stem of reconoistre "to know again, identify, recognize," from Latin recognoscere "acknowledge, recall to mind, know again; examine; certify," from re- "again" (see re-) + cognoscere "know" (see cognizance). Meaning "know again, recall or recover the knowledge of, perceive an identity with something formerly known or felt" first recorded 1530s. Related: Recognized; recognizing.

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