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From re- (back; again) +‎ cognōscō (know, recognize).



recognōscō (present infinitive recognōscere, perfect active recognōvī, supine recognitum); third conjugation

  1. I know again, recollect, recall to mind, recognize.
  2. I look over, review, investigate, examine, inspect; certify, authenticate.


   Conjugation of recognosco (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recognōscō recognōscis recognōscit recognōscimus recognōscitis recognōscunt
imperfect recognōscēbam recognōscēbās recognōscēbat recognōscēbāmus recognōscēbātis recognōscēbant
future recognōscam recognōscēs recognōscet recognōscēmus recognōscētis recognōscent
perfect recognōvī recognōvistī recognōvit recognōvimus recognōvistis recognōvērunt, recognōvēre
pluperfect recognōveram recognōverās recognōverat recognōverāmus recognōverātis recognōverant
future perfect recognōverō recognōveris recognōverit recognōverimus recognōveritis recognōverint
passive present recognōscor recognōsceris, recognōscere recognōscitur recognōscimur recognōsciminī recognōscuntur
imperfect recognōscēbar recognōscēbāris, recognōscēbāre recognōscēbātur recognōscēbāmur recognōscēbāminī recognōscēbantur
future recognōscar recognōscēris, recognōscēre recognōscētur recognōscēmur recognōscēminī recognōscentur
perfect recognitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect recognitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect recognitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recognōscam recognōscās recognōscat recognōscāmus recognōscātis recognōscant
imperfect recognōscerem recognōscerēs recognōsceret recognōscerēmus recognōscerētis recognōscerent
perfect recognōverim recognōverīs recognōverit recognōverīmus recognōverītis recognōverint
pluperfect recognōvissem recognōvissēs recognōvisset recognōvissēmus recognōvissētis recognōvissent
passive present recognōscar recognōscāris, recognōscāre recognōscātur recognōscāmur recognōscāminī recognōscantur
imperfect recognōscerer recognōscerēris, recognōscerēre recognōscerētur recognōscerēmur recognōscerēminī recognōscerentur
perfect recognitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect recognitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recognōsce recognōscite
future recognōscitō recognōscitō recognōscitōte recognōscuntō
passive present recognōscere recognōsciminī
future recognōscitor recognōscitor recognōscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives recognōscere recognōvisse recognitūrus esse recognōscī recognitus esse recognitum īrī
participles recognōscēns recognitūrus recognitus recognōscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
recognōscere recognōscendī recognōscendō recognōscendum recognitum recognitū

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