recognition


recognition
[[t]re̱kəgnɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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1) N-UNCOUNT Recognition is the act of recognizing someone or identifying something when you see it.

George said, `Ida, how are you?' She frowned for a moment and then recognition dawned. `George Black. Well, I never.'...

He searched for a sign of recognition on her face, but there was none.

2) N-UNCOUNT: with supp Recognition of something is an understanding and acceptance of it.

The CBI welcomed the Chancellor's recognition of the recession and hoped for a reduction in interest rates.

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3) N-UNCOUNT: with supp When a government gives diplomatic recognition to another country, they officially accept that its status is valid.

South Africa gave diplomatic recognition to Rwanda's new government on September 15...

His government did not receive full recognition by Britain until July.

4) N-UNCOUNT: with supp When a person receives recognition for the things that they have done, people acknowledge the value or skill of their work.

At last, her father's work has received popular recognition...

He is an outstanding goalscorer who doesn't get the recognition he deserves.

5) PHRASE: PHR after v (emphasis) If you say that someone or something has changed beyond recognition or out of all recognition, you mean that person or thing has changed so much that you can no longer recognize them.

The bodies were mutilated beyond recognition...

The facilities have improved beyond all recognition...

The situation in Eastern Europe has changed out of all recognition.

6) PHR-PREP If something is done in recognition of someone's achievements, it is done as a way of showing official appreciation of them.

Brazil is about to normalise its diplomatic relations with South Africa in recognition of the steps taken to end apartheid...

He had just received a doctorate in recognition of his contributions to seismology.


English dictionary. 2008.

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