recognise


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Synonyms for recognise

show approval or appreciation of

grant credentials to

express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for

be fully aware or cognizant of

accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

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Sir," I answered, "without seeking to know who you are, I recognise in you an artist.
But really, I don't see how, from the description you have, you will be able to recognise your man, even if he is on board the Mongolia.
It was too far for me to recognise anyone there, but afterwards I learned that Ogilvy, Stent, and Henderson were with others in this attempt at communication.
Again, we may recognise or discover whether a person has done a thing or not.
You have forced me to recognise that I have been the cause of your unhappy plight, as well as that my own conduct has brought upon myself a twofold measure of sorrow.
The mere hint of his approach fills with dread every craft that swims the sea, from fishing-smacks to four-masted ships that recognise the sway of the West Wind.
It is not a right which I can for a moment recognise, and I absolutely refuse to answer your questions.
Then he has no words hard enough for the man who does not recognise its sway; for, a member of society now, he realises accurately enough that against him he is powerless.
I am sorry," Thomson replied stiffly, "but this is not a matter which I can discuss in any other way except officially, and I do not recognise you as having any special claims for information.