Definition of cognize in English:


Syllabification: cog·nize
Pronunciation: /käɡˈnīz, ˈkäɡˌnīz


[with object] formal
Perceive, know, or become aware of: what the novel cognizes, discerns, knows
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  • In fact, one way to tell a young soul from an old soul is to observe how quickly he cognizes his error and learns not to repeat the same mistake.
  • The distinction between intuitive and abstractive cognition does not depend on the object at all; the very same object can be cognized in both an intuitive and an abstractive way.
  • It will also identify and cognize the categories, regularities and principles of warfare in interconnection with the general knowledge about the war.


early 19th century: from cognizance, on the pattern of words such as recognize.

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