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Definition of "recognition" []

  • The act of recognizing or condition of being recognized. (noun)
  • An awareness that something perceived has been perceived before. (noun)
  • An acceptance as true or valid, as of a claim: a recognition of their civil rights. (noun)
  • Attention or favorable notice: She received recognition for her many achievements. (noun)
  • Official acceptance of the national status of a new government by another nation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recognition" in a sentence
  • "The Trump presidential campaign should go down in history as a huge warning sign for other rich, high-profile jerks who think they can notch their name recognition up to even more astronomic levels by pretending to be presidential timber and making outrageous, headline-grabbing allegations about whoever's running the country."
  • "“And our name recognition system is now far better than when I invented it, and is better than anything else out there, no matter what anyone says.”"
  • "Pre 1930s, if you would have said Isreal would take their land back, defend their land, and gain recognition from the world, you would have been called crazy."