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How will I recognize you?

 and How will I know you?
a question asked by one of two people who have agreed to meet for the first time in a large busy place. Tom: Okay, I'll meet you at the west door of the station. Mary: Fine. How will I recognize you? Tom: I'll be wearing dark glasses. Bill: I'll meet you at six. How will I recognize you? Mary: I'll be carrying a brown umbrella.
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recognize someone as someone or something

to accept and acknowledge someone to be someone; to accept and acknowledge something to be something. Mary didn't recognize the lawyer as her legal representative. Lizzy didn't recognize the car as her car.
See also: recognize

recognize someone or something by something

to know someone or something by some distinguishing sign. You will be able to recognize me by my long mustache. Mary recognized her car by the ribbon tied to the antenna.
See also: by, recognize

recognize someone or something for something

1. to identify someone or something as something. I recognized the deal for a scam as soon as I heard about it. Anyone could recognize Max for a common thief.
2. to show appreciation to someone or something for something. The organization recognized Laura for her excellent contributions to the philanthropy committee. The officers recognized the committee for its outstanding efforts.
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recognize something for what it is

 and recognize one for what one is
to see and understand exactly what someone or something is or represents. The disease represented a serious threat to all peoples, and Dr. Smith recognized it for what it was. I recognize you for what you are, you scoundrel!
See also: recognize, what
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Students enjoy discovering recognizable scenes and characters in a novel, and they come to realize that their lives, too, have the stuff of fiction and non-fiction in them, that their lives are worth writing and reading about.
Alternately aimed at the shale at his feet or wider desert vistas, the camera records his dusty scroungings, which are synched to subarticulate grunts and moans, punctuated occasionally by recognizable words or phrases ("I have to get that stick").
They show us once again that With big and repetitive buildings the provision of special architectural incidents and a differentiation of parts can break down the scale and make recognizable places.
Once a proud professional with a graduate degree, a thinker, a writer of exemplary prose, she became unable to remember, and then in agonizing succession, unable to read or write, unable to feed herself, to walk, to form a coherent sentence, a recognizable word.
Instead of exploding into a common old starburst, their points of light spread out into a perfectly recognizable outline.
What is the most recognizable and visible way to do so?
We have simplified the name to make it more readily recognizable, as we continue a program aimed at building brand identity.
It was very important that the new car had a strong familial resemblance and was recognizable in the blink of an eye as a TT," says the Argentina-born designer, noting it was critical to maintain the circular wheel arches, dome-shaped roofline and overall stance of the original.
Cohen, "Tishman Speyer capitalized on a rare and pivotal opportunity to purchase one of the finest, most recognizable properties in the world.
The striped big cats were instantly recognizable to many from the years of Frosted Flakes commercials in which the animated tiger, Tony, says, ``They're grrrrreat
The status of these buildings as immediately recognizable icons of their time is further reinforced by Danz's selection of source images: He takes them from the Internet (since he prefers investigating a widely available and filtered version of the original) or from found photo albums but not from a personal encounter with the architecture itself.
As in earlier projects (see for instance AR March 1987), Kroll considered that the school should be a group of buildings rather than a single monolith, and that the parts should have recognizable identities.
The characters are at once recognizable and mysterious, even irritating.
Conventional loss-detection methods require the injection of specific, recognizable patterns of bits into a message, which serve as a kind of identifying mark to provide assurance that no information has been added or lost in transit.
By pairing up with characters as recognizable and trusted as Care Bears we will heighten our brand awareness and improve our current product line," said Marc E.