Definitions for: Recognition

[n] the act of preferring; "the preferment went to the younger candidate"
[n] the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
[n] coming to understand something clearly and distinctly; "a growing realization of the risk involved"; "a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"
[n] approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "it is to her credit that she tried"; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
[n] the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged

Webster (1913) Definition: Rec`og*ni"tion, n. [L. recognitio: cf. F.
recognition. See Recognizance.]
The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized;
acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed;

The lives of such saints had, at the time of their
yearly memorials, solemn recognition in the church of
God. --Hooker.

Synonyms: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, credit, identification, preferment, realisation, realization

See Also: acceptance, apprehension, approval, commemoration, commendation, discernment, identity, memorial, memory, ovation, promotion, remembering, remembrance, salutation, salute, savvy, speaker identification, standing ovation, talker identification, understanding

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