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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.
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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.
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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!
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Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson AFB, is recognized in the development, processing, characterization, and properties of metallic alloys for aerospace applications.
The recognized tax benefit may not exceed the total compensation expense under Statement no.
Under the proposal, the tax benefit of an uncertain tax position would not be recognized unless it is "probable" that the tax position would be sustained upon examination by the tax authority.
21) For example, if the standard for proper reporting of an item on a tax return is "substantial authority" or "reasonable basis," the amount of tax benefit represented by the position should be recognized as long as the taxpayer can demonstrate that minimum legal level of confidence in its position.
Tenth District: Jackie Kulbel, CDA, Mukilteo, WA, recognized for organizing and operating the WSDAA information booth annually and working to emphasize the importance of education as the main focus in developing the career of dental assisting as a profession.
Because it need not necessarily be recognized by any other state and because it does not provide any automatic challenge to existing federal laws, domestic partnership would not compel another national debate over gay rights in a context that's an almost sure loser for lesbians and gay men.
Below is the completed list of transactions reviewed by Fitch's with potential and recognized (by rating action) losses:
704(c) gain on contributed property may need to be recognized under Sec.
For example, certain research and development costs that meet the definition of an asset in CON 6--but are currently not recognized as assets pursuant to FASB statements 141 and 142--are to be valued and recognized.
Under the cash surrender value method, when a policy is purchased by a third party, the difference between the acquisition cost and cash surrender value is recognized as a loss.
We note that a de minimis exception applies, and no gain is required to be recognized under Treas.
Winning student will be recognized with a $500 cash award as well as a $500 gift to his or her school's PIMA student chapter.
District Attorney Michael Bradbury recognized Kevin's efforts to recover from the January 1994 shooting.
If you change your estimate of the number of awards you expect to vest, you must adjust cumulatively for the effect on previously recognized amounts during the period of change.
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