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Recognized Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    recognized adj
  1. generally approved or compelling recognition; "several accepted techniques for treating the condition"; "his recognized superiority in this kind of work" [syn: accepted, recognised]
  2. provided with a secure reputation; "a recognized authority" [syn: recognised]
Recognized Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Recognize \Rec"og*nize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recognized; p. pr. & vb. n. Recognizing.] [From Recognizance; see Cognition, and cf. Reconnoiter.] [Written also recognise.]
  1. 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. --Harte.
  2. 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.
  3. To acknowledge acquaintance with, as by salutation, bowing, or the like.
  4. To show appreciation of; as, to recognize services by a testimonial.
  5. To review; to re["e]xamine. [Obs.] --South.
  6. To reconnoiter. [Obs.] --R. Monro. Syn: To acknowledge; avow; confess; own; allow; concede. See Acknowledge.
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    * This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw

    * To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth out not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth. - William Ellery Channing

    * By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty one must not conceal any part of what on has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction on academic freedom acts in such a way as to hamper the dissemination of knowledge among the people and thereby impedes national judgment and action. - Albert Einstein

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