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recognize

(rĕk′əg-nīz′)
tr.v. recog·nized, recog·nizing, recog·nizes
Biology To exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate, for example).

rec′og·niz′a·ble adj.
rec′og·niz′a·bly adv.
rec′og·niz′er n.
References in classic literature ?
Or, as we recognise the reflection of letters in the water, or in a mirror, only when we know the letters themselves; the same art and study giving us the knowledge of both:
Even so, as I maintain, neither we nor our guardians, whom we have to educate, can ever become musical until we and they know the essential forms, in all their combinations, and can recognise them and their images wherever they are found, not slighting them either in small things or great, but believing them all to be within the sphere of one art and study.
I recognise it, but it is far from flattering the original.
Dead to her uncle, who had renounced her; dead to the servants of the house, who had failed to recognise her; dead to the persons in authority, who had transmitted her fortune to her husband and her aunt; dead to my mother and my sister, who believed me to be the dupe of an adventuress and the victim of a fraud; socially, morally, legally-- dead.
The reader, who has perused the two former works, of which this is the natural successor, will recognise an old acquaintance in the principal character of the story.
He could not recall the face of the speaker, and even now he did not recognise it, but he remembered that he had turned round and made him some answer.
He scolded me a great deal; and I told him everything, and I told him that you didn't dare to say a word in answer to me yesterday and that you didn't recognise me.