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recognize (someone or something) for (something)
1. To be able to identify or remember someone or something as being a certain kind of person or thing. I recognized him for a petty conman the moment he tried talking me into that ridiculous scheme. If you were smart, you'd recognize this for the amazing deal that it is.
2. To honor, praise, or acknowledge someone or something for some deed or achievement. They are recognizing Ken for his years of service to the company. The government is recognizing the company for its important environmental work.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.