recognize

US /ˈrek.əɡ.naɪz/

UK /ˈrek.əɡ.naɪz/

A2
  • verb
  • To accept the truth or reality of something
  • To consider something as important or special
  • To accept the legal authority of someone, thing
  • To publicly show appreciation for someone's work
  • To know someone or something because you have seen or heard him or her or experienced it before

Examples

The strength of this argument is being increasingly recognized.

The law clearly recognizes that a company is separate from those who invest in it.

The government has belatedly recognized the danger to health of passive smoking.