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 for recognize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     Note: In legal usage in the United States the second syllable
           is often accented.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recognize \Rec"og*nize\ (r[e^]k"[o^]g*n[imac]z), v. t. [imp. &
     p. p. Recognized (r[e^]k"[o^]g*n[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Recognizing (r[e^]k"[o^]g*n[imac]`z[i^]ng).] [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.
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              Speak, vassal; recognize thy sovereign queen.
                                                    --Harte.
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     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.
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     3. To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation,
        bowing, or the like.
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     4. To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a
        testimonial.
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     5. To review; to reexamine. [Obs.] --South.
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     6. To reconnoiter. [Obs.] --R. Monro.
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     Syn: To acknowledge; avow; confess; own; allow; concede. See
          Acknowledge.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recognize
      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, recognize, recognise, know]
      2: be fully aware or cognizant of [syn: recognize,
         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: spot, recognize,
         recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make
         out, tell apart]
      4: perceive to be the same [syn: recognize, recognise]
      5: grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the
         new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
         [syn: accredit, recognize, recognise]
      6: express greetings upon meeting someone [syn: greet,
         recognize, recognise]
      7: express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must
         acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us" [syn:
         acknowledge, recognize, recognise]
      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: recognize, recognise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "recognize":
     accept, acknowledge, admit, agree, agree provisionally, allow,
     appreciate, apprehend, approve, assent grudgingly, avow,
     be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of,
     be conscious of, be conversant with, be informed, behold, bless,
     catch sight of, clap eyes on, cognize, comprehend, concede,
     conceive, conceptualize, confess, credit, descry, detect,
     determinate, diagnose, discern, discover, distinguish, do homage,
     endorse, espy, express general agreement, fathom, finger,
     give credit, give thanks, glimpse, go along with, grant, grasp,
     have, have in sight, have information about, have knowledge of,
     honor, identify, ken, know, know again, lay eyes on, look on,
     look upon, make acknowledgments of, make out, nail, not oppose,
     note, notice, observe, offer thanks, own, peg, perceive, pick out,
     pick up, pinpoint, place, possess, prehend, ratify, realize,
     recall, recall knowledge of, recollect, reidentify, remark,
     remember, render credit, render thanks, respect, return thanks,
     reward, salute, sanction, savvy, see, seize, sense, sight, spot,
     spy, take in, tell, thank, twig, understand, validate, view,
     warrant, witness, wot, wot of, yield
  
  

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