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This word may also be spelled “recognise.”
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to identify)
a. reconocer
You will recognize him easily by his red hair.Lo reconocerás fácilmente por su pelo rojo.
2. (to acknowledge)
a. reconocer
I recognize that the project's funding needs to be increased.Reconozco que hay que aumentar los fondos para el proyecto.
b. admitir
He recognizes that he was very strict.Admite que fue muy estricto.
3. (to acknowledge legitimacy of)
a. reconocer
The people refused to recognize the new national assembly.El pueblo se negó a reconocer la nueva asamblea nacional.
4. (to grant right to speak)
a. dar la palabra a
The speaker recognized the member who raised his hand.El orador dio la palabra al miembro que levantó la mano.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. reconocer
recognize [ˈrekəɡnaɪz]
transitive verb
1 (know again) reconocer
I hardly recognized myself apenas me reconocía or me conocía a mí mismo; he was recognized by two policemen lo reconocieron dos policías
you don't recognize me do you recognize this handbag? the receptionist recognized him at once he did not think she could recognize his car in the snow a man I easily recognized as Luke's father sat with a newspaper on his lap he didn't recognise the voice on the other end of the line I recognized him [by] his walk she failed to recognize the signs of impending disaster do you recognize this man as your husband? he had the insight to recognize their talents they are specially trained to recognize the symptoms of radiation-sickness I learnt how to recognize the signs when she wanted to be left alone
2 (acknowledge) reconocer; admitir
are these qualifications recognized in other European countries? ¿están estos títulos reconocidos en otros países europeos?; we do not recognize your claim no reconocemos su derecho a reclamarlo
I recognize my own shortcomings you must recognize the fact that it is going to be weeks or months before you feel fully recovered he was one of the few people to recognise the problem and foresee the dangers he recognizes the need for a system of social justice getting companies to recognize the importance of training a number of designers are now recognizing the potential of these materials his genius was not widely recognized until the 1920s Nichols was recognized by the Hall of Fame in 1949 in 1975 the nation recognized her efforts by making her home a historical monument to recognize that I recognize that evil exists they refused to recognise that a wrong decision had been made they recognised that the success of the scheme was by no means certain to recognize sth/sb [as] sth
they recognize Bosnia as an independent nation reconocen a Bosnia como nación independiente
they recognized him as king the drug is generally recognized as safe most doctors appear to recognize homeopathy as a legitimate form of medicine the RAF recognized him as an outstandingly able engineer.. we do not recognize the new government France is on the point of recognizing the independence of the Baltic States in 1988, the PLO officially recognized Israel
3 (US) (give right to speak)
the Chair recognizes Mr White el Sr. White tiene la palabra
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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