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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Definitions for agnize

  1. to recognize; acknowledge; own.

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Citations for agnize
Well, I do agnize something of the sort. I confess that it is my humour, my fancy — in the forepart of the day, when the mind of your man of letters requires some relaxation… Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, 1823
I do agnize/ A natural and prompt alacrity I find in hardness… William Shakespeare, Othello, 1604
Origin of agnize
1525-1535
Agnize is rooted in the Latin word agn(ōscere) which meant "to recognize." It shares a root with recognize.