verb (used with object), cognized, cognizing.
to perceive; become conscious of; know.
Also, especially British, cognise.

1650–60; back formation from cognizance

cognizer, noun
precognize, verb (used with object), precognized, precognizing.
uncognized, adjective Unabridged
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cognize or cognise (ˈkɒɡnaɪz, kɒɡˈnaɪz, ˈkɒɡnaɪz, kɒɡˈnaɪz)
(tr) to perceive, become aware of, or know
cognise or cognise

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Word Origin & History

1650s, from cognizance.
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Urban and regional planners need to r cognize the ways urbanized landscapes evolve.
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