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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.
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!
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While Grabarz is quick to applaud both New York's governor and the state legislature for recognizing gay and lesbian surviving partners of the terrorist attacks' victims, he says the moves they have made to date have one major drawback: "They are limited to September 11.
They want to show their appreciation for being recognized, affirmed and nurtured, and are therefore committed to recognizing, affirming and nurturing other employees' work," explains Lopez.
Regardless of the accuracy of this estimate, he appears to be on the mark in believing that recognizing domestic partnerships can keep the political temperature down for a while and give heterosexuals of good will a chance to get used to the idea of lesbians and gay men, not just as individuals, but as couples.
Second, none distorts income by recognizing a loss in the income statement in the year of purchase, later to be followed by a significant gain on the insured's death.
Such shareholders may have an election available to them to instead recognize their share of the foreign corporation's all E&P amount in lieu of recognizing gain on their shares Treas.
Recognizing employee stock options as equity instruments would preclude so-called exercise-date accounting, in which the final measure of compensation expense depends on the value of an option when it is exercised (or expires worthless) because changes in the values of a company's own equity instruments do not affect its income.
Over-treatment of back pain often leads to people undergoing expensive and sometimes dangerous care that leaves them in worse health," said Francois de Brantes, National Coordinator for Bridges to Excellence (BTE), a nationally recognized program that encourages improvements in health care quality by recognizing and rewarding providers who offer safe, effective, efficient and patient-centered care.
There is a two-pronged test for recognizing income under the accrual method.
Recognizing liabilities of this magnitude undoubtedly would affect the inferences analysts typically draw from financial statements.
TEI commends the Board for recognizing that one of the principal sources of complexity in Statement 96 is its assumption that the only taxable or deductible amounts in future years are the reversals of the temporary differences existing at the end of the financial statement period.
Some Board members also believe that, if future income were anticipated for purposes of recognizing deferred tax assets, then future losses should be considered for purposes of recognizing deferred tax liabilities.
St Ives won the Benny at the October 15 Premier Print Awards in Chicago, the graphic arts industry's most prestigious international printing competition recognizing the top work from 5,500 entries in 28 categories.
338(h)(10) transaction still results in "old" T recognizing an $85 gain (i.
Commissioner (CA-9, 4/29/98), there is an easier way to avoid recognizing gain.
While the transition to adopt this complex standard has been difficult for some companies, continued challenges lie ahead--since the transition provisions for recognizing a minimum liability and the application of all provisions to certain plans become effective in the first quarter of 1989.