Recognition - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrekəɡˈnɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word recognition
Brit.  |rɛkəɡˈnɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word recognition


- the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged(syn: acknowledgement, acknowledgment)
- the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering(syn: identification)
- approval(syn: credit)
- coming to understand something clearly and distinctly(syn: realisation, realization)
- (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape
- the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country
- an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid
- designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body


The procedure is gaining recognition as the latest advance in organ transplant surgery.

The Olympic Committee gave official recognition to the sport.

His smile was a recognition that things were not so bad.

Her paintings received recognition from her fellow artists.

All she wanted was some recognition for her work.

He finally received the recognition that he deserved.

They were awarded medals in recognition of their bravery.

He received recognition for his accomplishments from his colleagues.

Don's recognition of the importance of Suzy in his life

There is general recognition that the study techniques of many students are weak.

He has achieved recognition and respect as a scientist.

The importance of voluntary organizations in the economy still needs to be given recognition.

He was presented with a gold watch in recognition of his service to the company.

He stared at her, but there was no sign of recognition.

The bakery business has changed beyond all recognition in the last 10 years.

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