One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Hannah recognized him at once’
identify, place, know, know again, pick out, put a name to
remember, recall, recollect, call to mind
know by sight
Northern English Scottish ken
2‘he had never liked Marler, though he recognized his ability’
acknowledge, accept, admit, concede, allow, grant, confess, own
realize, be aware of, be conscious of, perceive, discern, appreciate, understand, apprehend, see, be cognizant of
informal take on board
3‘psychotherapists recognized by the British Psychological Society’
officially approve, certify, accredit, endorse, sanction, put the seal of approval on
acknowledge, validate, accept as valid, ratify, uphold, support
4‘the Trust recognized the hard work of those involved in the project’
pay tribute to, show appreciation of, appreciate, give recognition to, show gratitude to, be grateful for, acclaim, commend, salute, applaud, take one's hat off to, reward, honour, pay homage to
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