designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body; "he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"
the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"; "experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer"
an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid; "the recognition of the Rio Grande as a boundary between Mexico and the United States"
approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country; "territorial disputes were resolved in Guatemala's recognition of Belize in 1991"
(biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape; "molecular recognition drives all of biology, for instance, hormone and receptor or antibody-antigen interactions or the organization of molecules into larger biologically active entities"
the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged; "the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work"; "she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own"
by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"