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derecognize

[dee-rek-uh g-nahyz] /diˈrɛk əgˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), derecognized, derecognizing.
1.
to withdraw diplomatic recognition from:
to derecognize a foreign government.
Also, especially British, derecognise.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; de- + recognize
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British Dictionary definitions for de recognize

derecognize

/diːˈrɛkəɡˌnaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to cease to recognize a trade union as having special negotiating rights within a company or industry
2.
to advise (a trade union) of such action
Derived Forms
derecognition, noun
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