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Perceive vs. Recognize

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Perceiveverb

(transitive) To become aware of, through the physical senses or by thinking; to see; to understand.

Recognizeverb

(transitive) To match something or someone which one currently perceives to a memory of some previous encounter with the same entity.

Perceiveverb

To obtain knowledge of through the senses; to receive impressions from by means of the bodily organs; to take cognizance of the existence, character, or identity of, by means of the senses; to see, hear, or feel; as, to perceive a distant ship; to perceive a discord.

Recognizeverb

(transitive) To acknowledge the existence or legality of something; treat as valid or worthy of consideration.

‘The US and a number of EU countries are expected to recognize Kosovo on Monday.’;

Perceiveverb

To take intellectual cognizance of; to apprehend by the mind; to be convinced of by direct intuition; to note; to remark; to discern; to see; to understand.

‘Jesus perceived their wickedness.’; ‘You may, fair lady,Perceive I speak sincerely.’; ‘Till we ourselves see it with our own eyes, and perceive it by our own understandings, we are still in the dark.’;

Recognizeverb

(transitive) To acknowledge or consider as something.

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Perceiveverb

To be affected of influented by.

‘The upper regions of the air perceive the collection of the matter of tempests before the air here below.’;

Recognizeverb

(transitive) To realize or discover the nature of something; apprehend quality in; realize or admit that.

Perceiveverb

to become aware of through the senses;

‘I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon’;

Recognizeverb

(transitive) To give an award.

Perceiveverb

become conscious of;

‘She finally perceived the futility of her protest’;

Recognizeverb

To show appreciation of.

‘to recognize services by a testimonial’;

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Perceiveverb

become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand

‘he was quick to perceive that there was little future in such arguments’; ‘his mouth fell open as he perceived the truth’;

Recognizeverb

(obsolete) To review; to examine again.

Perceiveverb

become aware of (something) by the use of one of the senses, especially that of sight

‘he perceived the faintest of flushes creeping up her neck’;

Recognizeverb

(obsolete) To reconnoiter.

Perceiveverb

interpret or regard (someone or something) in a particular way

‘if Guy does not perceive himself as disabled, nobody else should’; ‘some geographers perceive hydrology to be a separate field of scientific enquiry’;

Recognizeverb

(immunology) To have the property to bind to specific antigens.

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Recognizeverb

to cognize again

Recognizeverb

To know again; to perceive the identity of, with a person or thing previously known; to recover or recall knowledge of.

‘Speak, vassal; recognize thy sovereign queen.’;

Recognizeverb

To avow knowledge of; to allow that one knows; to consent to admit, hold, or the like; to admit with a formal acknowledgment; as, to recognize an obligation; to recognize a consul.

Recognizeverb

To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.

Recognizeverb

To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.

Recognizeverb

To review; to reëxamine.

Recognizeverb

To reconnoiter.

Recognizeverb

To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars.

Recognizeverb

accept (someone) 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’;

Recognizeverb

be fully aware or cognizant of

Recognizeverb

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’;

Recognizeverb

perceive to be the same

Recognizeverb

grant credentials to;

‘The Regents officially recognized the new educational institution’; ‘recognize an academic degree’;

Recognizeverb

express greetings upon meeting someone

Recognizeverb

express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for;

‘We must acknowledge the kindness she showed towards us’;

Recognizeverb

exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate)

Recognizeverb

show approval or appreciation of;

‘My work is not recognized by anybody!’; ‘The best student was recognized by the Dean’;

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