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agnize

Line breaks: ag¦nize
Pronunciation: /əɡˈnʌɪz
 
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(also agnise)

Definition of agnize in English:

verb

[with object] archaic
Recognize the existence of.
Example sentences
  • A cabinet of statesmen who, agnizing the process of moral devolution in Germany ever since Stein was dismissed, have dedicated themselves to the task of restoring Germany to her true self.
  • The concentration of power in the hands of local dynasts brought about a de facto change in the land tenure system, compelling the government to agnize private ownership of land, albeit unofficially.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin agnoscere 'acknowledge, recognize', on the pattern of cognize, recognize.

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