[v] accept (smeone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"
[v] perceive to be the same
[v] be fully aware or cognizant of
[v] express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for; "We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us"
[v] express greetings upon meeting someone
[v] detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"
[v] grant credentials to; "recognize a new educational institution"l "recognize an academic degree"
[v] show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean"
accredit, acknowledge, acknowledge, agnise, agnize, discern, distinguish, greet, know, make out, pick out, realise, realize, recognise, recognise, recognise, recognise, tell apart