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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.
See also: how, recognize, will

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.
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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: 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.
See also: recognize

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!
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Amnesty International fears that the charges against him could be politically motivated and is concerned at the reported lack of evidence of his involvement in any recognizably illegal activity.
As Gruen explains, "Lots of galleries are not interested in showing Keith's more sexually explicit work, mostly because it's not as recognizably hard-edged, graphic-line Haring, but we decided that if we were going to show work from his Paradise Garage days, these works should be homoerotic, if not explicit, because that was a big part of Keith's world and what made him happy.
In many ways these new, prophetic traditions are also recognizably post-modern, especially in their implicit (too rarely explicit) understanding of God.
That statistic only hints at the most extreme examples--potential victims of an illness called "total allergy syndrome," "20th century disease" "chemical AIDS" or most recognizably, "multiple chemical sensitivity" (MCS).
In his most famous novel, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memoirs of Captain Charles Ryder, Waugh, during the 1939-1945 war-time abstinence and rationing, unfolded a luxurious world of fine food, wonderful wine, and recognizably rich folk.
He argues that the language of merit illustrates "how traditional concepts may coexist with and even spawn recognizably modern concepts" (p.
At the novel's start, Simon is a human in a recognizably human world.
From the mother's point of view, her cells are uniquely hers while the cells of her fetus are recognizably foreign.
By signing these bills today, Florida has taken one more step to demonstrate its commitment to creating a recognizably supportive environment for the military based in our state and for their families who live among us.
A nifty version of a saison, lush with fruit, but still falling recognizably within the style.
He analyzes in detail Vonnegut's antagonisms toward Hemingway (though Vonnegut is viewed by some as "the most recognizably Hemingwayesque of the new generation of writers to emerge after World War II").
Then we move to more recognizably local Gypsy influences, master strummers of the oud and saz, the trance dance beats used by whirling dervishes, mesmerizing woodwind maestros and both the classic and latest manifestations of the indigenous pop scene.
He's always recognizably "Friedlander," but that Friedlander is such a snarl of so many different things--laundry, peeing dog, potted plants, trees, and pebbles--that it is as endlessly demanding as it is rewarding.
In his earlier writings, these forces were more recognizably theistic, and he tried to see through particular instances of friendship and beauty into deeperlying reality.