cognized; cognizing
cognizer noun

Examples of cognize in a Sentence

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


back-formation from cognizance, after recognize

First Known Use

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cognize was circa 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Cognize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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