recognize (someone or something) by (something)

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recognize (someone or something) by (something)

To be able to identify or remember someone or something because of some distinguishing trait, characteristic, behavior, etc. I was able to recognize him by the unmistakable mark on the right side of his face. You should be able to recognize their house by the large Italian flag they always have hanging from their front porch.
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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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Odysseus disfigures himself and goes in to Ilium as a spy, and there being recognized by Helen, plots with her for the taking of the city; after killing certain of the Trojans, he returns to the ships.
"We are honored to be recognized by the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County as the first among developers to use ultra low sulfur diesel fuel," he added.
Hood, Texas, was recognized by Major General Grushka (The Polish Commanding General at Camp Echo, Diwanitah, Iraq) for superbly accomplishing his critical role due to his high level of commitment and outstanding support of the Coalition Forces.
Loss is never recognized by a partner in liquidation unless the property distributed consists entirely of cash, unrealized receivables, inventory or a combination of the three.
The motor vehicle exception to the Fourth Amendment, first recognized by the Supreme Court in Carroll v.
* There are nearly 400 clog breeds recognized by various canine authorities around the world.
Vermont couples joined under that state's civil unions law have the option of filing state taxes as either "Civil Union Partner Filing Jointly" or "Civil Union Partner Filing Separately," but civil unions are not recognized by the federal government.
It has been known for centuries that animals and birds have what is called a sexual season, an oestrous cycle, and that this is recognized by natural signs and patterns of behaviour by both the male and female of the species.
Some scientists say that along with the four familiar tastes--salty, sweet, sour, and bitter--umami is a basic flavor recognized by the tongue.
The idea of limiting how much compensation can be recognized by a qualified retirement plan has been around for about 15 years.
In other words, Hawaii's recognition of domestic partnership would be a classic example of federalism, of the much-vaunted "laboratory of the states." 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.
In all, 29 lawyers throughout the country were recognized by Chambers as being leading real estate, zoning/ land use and construction lawyers, and four offices ranked in the top tier, In addition to the top tier rankings for the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts real estate groups, the firm's California and New York real estate practices also were recognized by Chambers.
The $200,000 remainder was recognized by C on the sale to D.
Two primary investment portfolios were constructed for each group based on companies in its home country recognized by at least 90 percent of the group's members and the 10 most-recognized firms in the country foreign to the group.
The EITF reached a consensus that if special assessments by either municipalities or TIFEs on individual property owners are for a fixed or determinable amount for a fixed or determinable period, the obligation should be recognized by the owner of the property.
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