Thesaurus

recognizes

verb
present tense third-person singular of recognize

Synonyms & Antonyms of recognizes

1 to have a clear idea of
  • finally recognized that we were hopelessly lost

Synonyms for recognizes

Words Related to recognizes

Phrases Synonymous with recognizes

Near Antonyms for recognizes

Antonyms for recognizes

2 to show appreciation, respect, or affection for (someone) with a public celebration
  • an awards banquet to recognize local heroes

Synonyms for recognizes

Words Related to recognizes

Near Antonyms for recognizes

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about recognizes

Cite this Entry

“Recognizes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/recognizes. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on recognizes

Nglish: Translation of recognizes for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of recognizes for Arabic Speakers

Comments on recognizes

What made you want to look up recognizes? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!