"reconocer" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

transitive verb
1. to recognize (identificar)
  • no te reconocía -> I didn´t recognize you
  • el buen vino se reconoce por el color -> you can tell a good wine by its color
2. to admit (admitir)
  • reconozco que estaba equivocada -> I accept o admit that I was mistaken
  • hay que reconocer que lo hace muy bien -> you have to admit that she's very good at it
3. to examine (examinar)
4. to survey (terreno)
5. to recognize (law) (hijo, derecho, partido)
pronomial verb
1. to recognize each other (identificarse mutuamente)
2. (confesarse)
  • reconocerse culpable -> to admit one's guilt

reconocer [ray-con-no-therr']
article & verb transitive
1. To try, to examine closely, to find out, to ascertain.
2. To summit to the command or jurisdiction of others.
3. To own, to confess.
4. To acknowledge favors received.
5. To consider, to contemplate.
6. To comprehend, to conceive.
7. To acknowledge the right of property of others; to recognize (aceptar).
8. To reconnoitre, to scout.
9. To recognize the official existence of a country, or to sanction acts done in another land.
verb reflexive
10. To repent.
11. To confess oneself culpable (admitir).
12. To judge justly of one's own self.
  • Se le reconoce por el pelo -> you can recognize him by his hair
  • Le reconocen por inteligente -> they agree that he is intelligent
  • Por fin reconocieron abiertamente que era falso -> eventually they openly admitted that it was untrue
(Yo reconozco, yo reconozca, from Reconocer. V. CONOCER.

1 (conocer) to recognize
no te he reconocido con ese sombrero I didn't recognize you in that hat
reconocer algo/a algn por
le reconocí por la voz I knew o recognized him by his voice
2 (identificar) to identify
tuvo que reconocer el cadáver de su hermano he had to identify his brother's body
3 (considerar) [+gobierno, hijo] to recognize
no le reconocieron como jefe they did not recognize him as their leader
reconoció al niño como o por suyo
4 (admitir) to admit
reconócelo, ha sido culpa tuya admit it, it was your fault; hay que reconocer que no es normal you have to admit (that) it isn't normal; reconozco que no existen pruebas I admit that there is no evidence; el acusado reconoció los hechos the accused admitted what he had done; me reconoció el mérito de haberlo hecho he gave me the credit for doing it
5 (agradecer) [+servicio] to be grateful for
6 (Med) [+paciente] to examine
7 [+terreno] to survey; (Mil) to reconnoitre; spy out
8 (registrar) to search
se ha reconocido culpable he has admitted his guilt

Verb Conjugations for "reconocer" (go to to recognize, to acknowledge)


yo reconozco reconocí reconocía reconocería reconoceré
reconoces reconociste reconocías reconocerías reconocerás
él/ella/Ud. reconoce reconoció reconocía reconocería reconocerá
nosotros reconocemos reconocimos reconocíamos reconoceríamos reconoceremos
vosotros reconocéis reconocisteis reconocíais reconoceríais reconoceréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. reconocen reconocieron reconocían reconocerían reconocerán
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