Definition of recognise

Definition of recognise
  1. recognise Verb To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity.
  2. recognise Verb To acknowledge the existence or legality of something.; treat as worthy of consideration or valid.
  3. recognise Verb To acknowledge or consider as something.
  4. recognise Verb To realise or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realise or admit that.
  5. recognise Verb To give an award.