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See also: re-cognise



  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛkənaɪz/, /ˈɹɛkəɡnaɪz/
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recognise (third-person singular simple present recognises, present participle recognising, simple past and past participle recognised)

  1. Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of recognize.
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. […]  But the scandals kept coming, and so we entered stage three – what therapists call "bargaining". A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      “[…] That woman is stark mad, Lord Stranleigh. Her own father recognised it when he bereft her of all power in the great business he founded. […]”