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recognize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of recognize

  1. 1 to have a clear idea of finally recognized that we were hopelessly lost Synonyms of recognize appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, know, make, make out, perceive, comprehend, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understandWords Related to recognize absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierceNear Antonyms of recognize misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstandAntonyms of recognize miss

  2. 2 to show appreciation, respect, or affection for (someone) with a public celebration an awards banquet to recognize local heroes Synonyms of recognize fete (or fête), honorWords Related to recognize acknowledge, cite, commend, compliment, credit, thank; extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise, tout; acclaim, applaud, cheer, hail, laureate, salute; celebrate, commemorate, memorialize, observe; congratulate, felicitateNear Antonyms of recognize discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame; bad-mouth, defame, libel, malign, slander; boo, hiss, hoot, jeer; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, reprobate; mock, put down, ridicule, slight



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