Definition of agnize in English:

agnize

(also agnise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]archaic
  • Recognize the existence of.

    • ‘A cabinet of statesmen who, agnizing the process of moral devolution in Germany ever since Stein was dismissed, have dedicated themselves to the task of restoring Germany to her true self.’
    • ‘The concentration of power in the hands of local dynasts brought about a de facto change in the land tenure system, compelling the government to agnize private ownership of land, albeit unofficially.’
    identify, place, know, know again, pick out, put a name to
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin agnoscere ‘acknowledge, recognize’, on the pattern of cognize, recognize.

Pronunciation

agnize

/əɡˈnʌɪz/