1. To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity.
  2. To acknowledge the existence or legality of something; treat as valid or worthy of consideration.
  3. To acknowledge or consider as something.
  4. To realize or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realize or admit that.
  5. To give an award.
  6. To show appreciation of.
    to recognize services by a testimonial
  7. To review; to examine again.
  8. To reconnoiter.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To cognize again.

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