recognize etymology

English word recognize comes from Latin cognosco, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) reconoistre (To recognize.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word recognize. Currently you are viewing the etymology of recognize with the meaning: (Verb) (immunology) To have the property to bind to specific antigens.. (obsolete) To reconnoiter.. (obsolete) To review; to examine again.. (transitive) To acknowledge or consider as something.. [...](immunology) To have the property to bind to specific antigens.. (obsolete) To reconnoiter.. (obsolete) To review; to examine again.. (transitive) To acknowledge or consider as something.. [...]

Detailed word origin of recognize

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cognosco Latin (lat) (in perfect tense) I know. I learn, I am acquainted (with), I recognize.
recognoscere Latin (lat)
reconoistre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To recognize.
recognize English (eng) (immunology) To have the property to bind to specific antigens.. (obsolete) To reconnoiter.. (obsolete) To review; to examine again.. (transitive) To acknowledge or consider as something.. (transitive) To acknowledge the existence or legality of something; treat as valid or worthy of consideration.. (transitive) To give an award.. (transitive) To match something or someone which one [...]