cognize

verb
cog·​nize | \ käg-ˈnīz How to pronounce cognize (audio) , ˈkäg-ˌnīz How to pronounce cognize (audio) \
cognized; cognizing

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cognizer noun

Examples of cognize in a Sentence

the philosopher's claim that we can never cognize—in a fundamental sense—anything

First Known Use of cognize

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cognize

back-formation from cognizance, after recognize

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The first known use of cognize was circa 1856

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“Cognize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cognize. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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