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Able to be recognized or identified from previous encounters or knowledge:‘there was no recognizable photograph of him’‘his car was instantly recognizable’
identifiable, noticeable, perceptible, discernible, appreciable, detectable, distinguishable, observable, perceivablevisible, notable, measurabledistinct, marked, conspicuous, unmistakable, clear, apparent, evidentsensibleView synonyms
- ‘The buildings, lights and other images are hardly recognizable in her works.’
- ‘It was, for someone who had grown up with rock and folk music, immediately recognisable and attractive.’
- ‘Get rid of flags and you deprive people of the most instantly recognisable symbol of national identity.’
- ‘Not content to be the most recognizable woman on the planet, she also wants to be the most widely read.’
- ‘The hair might be a bit thinner and greyer, but many of the faces in the historic village brass band are still recognisable.’
- ‘The words that are recognizable are not strung together in a coherent way.’
- ‘Chalk is perhaps the most recognizable and conspicuous rock type in Europe.’
- ‘It is less grand, has no recognizable actors, and in its own way is much more artful.’
- ‘It is an allegory for our own society, our own people and it should be immediately recognizable to any member of the audience.’
- ‘His stark, bloody images with distorted faces are instantly recognisable.’
- ‘The requirement is for an overall design to give the series a readily recognisable identity.’
- ‘The existence of a bourgeoisie was marked by recognizable forms of behavior and of ideas.’
- ‘If the news business is to survive in any recognizable form, it must adapt to this new reality.’
- ‘The first body found has been so mutilated it's barely recognizable as a body.’
- ‘Martin's acoustic guitar playing is instantly recognisable and revered among guitar fans.’
- ‘They also claimed that moves to protect her new identity were useless as she was so instantly recognisable.’
- ‘The curve and the clock tower are enough to make the building recognizable from anywhere.’
- ‘Some of the words are recognizable, but the context makes their meaning indecipherable.’
- ‘It makes me wonder what items in this room tonight will be recognizable ten years hence.’
- ‘As the bus turned into a new recognizable road, the pavements were filled with people, scarves blowing in the wind.’
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