recognize etymology

English word recognize comes from English cognize, English re-

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Detailed word origin of recognize

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cognize English (eng) To know or be aware of.. To select a pattern of information and assign it as an entity.
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
recognize English (eng) To cognize again.

Words with the same origin as recognize

Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo refill relay release remark reopen repair replace replacement reschedule reset resign resort rethink retire rewind rewrite