Share this entry
American English: /ˌrɛkəɡˈnɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /rɛkəɡˈnɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of recognition in Spanish:


  • 1 (identification) he showed a glimmer of recognition when he saw me
    cuando me vio dio muestras de haberme reconocido
    it has changed beyond or out of all recognition
    ha cambiado de tal manera que resulta irreconocible
    Example sentences
    • The coroner of the Isle of Wight credits enthusiasts with metal detecters for ‘expanding our knowledge and changing it out of all recognition.’
    • Many of the bodies have been burned beyond recognition, and few have so far been identified.
    • At the same time our knowledge of biochemistry has grown out of all recognition.
  • 2 (acknowledgment, acceptance) the union is fighting for recognition
    el sindicato está luchando por obtener el reconocimiento oficial
    in recognition of services rendered [formal]
    en reconocimiento a or por los servicios prestados [formal]
    by your own recognition [formal]
    según usted mismo reconoce
    Example sentences
    • The Indian people of Mexico are on the verge of gaining recognition of their existence and having their rights become a political fact in the constitutional and social reality of Mexico.
    • There are now some two to three million people in the world seeking some form of constitutional recognition of their existence, as a group, and some form of self-government.
    • Neither was there official recognition of the existence of an accounting profession.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.