[verb] accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"
Synonyms: acknowledge, recognise, know
[verb] be fully aware or cognizant of
Synonyms: recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise
[verb] detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
Synonyms: recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart
[verb] perceive to be the same
[verb] grant credentials to; "The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution"; "recognize an academic degree"
Synonyms: accredit, recognise
[verb] express greetings upon meeting someone
Synonyms: greet, recognise
[verb] express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
Synonyms: acknowledge, recognise
[verb] exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)
[verb] show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"