verb[with object] • archaic
- Recognize the existence of.More 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.
mid 16th century: from Latin agnoscere 'acknowledge, recognize', on the pattern of cognize, recognize.