transitive verb (cognized; cognizing) Etymology: back-formation from cognizance Date: circa 1837 know, understandcognizer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • cognize — cognize; pre·cognize; …   English syllables

  • Cognize — Cog nize, v. t. [Cf. {Cognizant}, {Recognize}.] To know or perceive; to recognize. [1913 Webster] The reasoning faculty can deal with no facts until they are cognized by it. H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cognize — index apprehend (perceive), comprehend (understand), construe (comprehend), digest (comprehend) …   Law dictionary

  • cognize — 1650s, back formation from COGNIZANCE (Cf. cognizance) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cognize — (Amer.) v. be aware of a fact or a specific piece of information (also cognise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cognize — [käg′nīz΄, käg nīz′] vt. cognized, cognizing [back form. < COGNIZANCE] to take cognizance of; notice …   English World dictionary

  • cognize — cognizance (also cognisance) ► NOUN formal ▪ knowledge or awareness. ● take cognizance of Cf. ↑take cognizance of DERIVATIVES cognizant adjective cognize (also cognise) verb …   English terms dictionary

  • cognize — cognizer, n. /kog nuyz/, v.t., cognized, cognizing. to perceive; become conscious of; know. Also, esp. Brit., cognise. [1650 60; back formation from COGNIZANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cognize — verb To know or be aware of. [T]hey must possess organs of sight some method of cognizing their environment akin to that of vision in man. See Also: recognize …   Wiktionary

  • cognize — v. a. (Psych.) Take knowledge of, notice, know, recognize, beware of, take in as object, observe, be conscious of …   New dictionary of synonyms

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