Definition of derecognize in English:


(also derecognise)


  • Withdraw recognition of (an organization or country)

    ‘none of the agencies will be allowed to derecognize any of the trade unions’
    • ‘The union was derecognised a decade ago and we have seen our pay eroded over that time as most of us have had annual rises imposed that fell below inflation.’
    • ‘That is because many recent recognition agreements were at companies that had previously derecognised the union, but where membership remained at relatively high levels.’
    • ‘The council had tried to derecognise our union branch.’
    • ‘Management try to impose a back to work agreement which would rip up national agreements and in effect derecognise the union.’
    • ‘Management has tried to go on the offensive, suspending workers for refusing to carry out duties not in their job description and threatening to derecognise the union.’
    • ‘‘We will not recognize or derecognize student organizations based upon their viewpoints,’ he told the Daily newspaper.’
    • ‘The council arrogantly believed ordinary staff would not respond to the strike call but they finally realised that we would not allow the council to derecognise our union.’
    • ‘Managers say they have not derecognised the union.’
    • ‘Union members are worried that the company might try to derecognise the union.’
    • ‘There is much talk across Liverpool that the council would like to derecognise the union.’
    • ‘The company has derecognised the union by refusing to negotiate.’
    • ‘It tried to derecognise the union there in the 1980s, and only backed down after a strike vote.’
    • ‘One insider said: ‘Having the occasional branch derecognised is something that happens now and again.’’
    • ‘The dispute centres on the council's attempts to derecognise our union and end facility time for our branch officers.’
    • ‘Residency programmes are derecognised if they do not improve.’
    • ‘They would also have made the union far weaker and effectively derecognised.’
    • ‘But the effects were felt right across the country, with union branches being derecognised.’
    • ‘Rules should be set for private colleges and those violating them, derecognised.’