rec·og·nize vt -nized, -niz·ing
1: to acknowledge formally: as
a: to admit as being of a particular status
recognize a precedent
recognize a union; specif: to acknowledge (as a right, cause of action, or defense) as valid
b: to admit as being one entitled to be heard: give the floor to
c: to acknowledge the de facto existence or the independence of
refused to recognize the new government
2: to account for as real, received, or incurred and treat and record appropriately; specif: to account for (a gain, loss, expense, or income) on current accounting or tax records
recognized the gain when she included it as income on her tax return compare realize

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (acknowledge) verb accept, admit, allow, appreciate, avow, cite, commemorate, concede, confess, consent, defer to, dignify, exalt, give the floor to, give the nod to, grant, greet, honor, noscere, own, permit, realize, salute, suffer, tolerate, yield to II (perceive) verb agnoscere, apprehend, ascertain, be aware of, be familiar with, call to mind, catch sight of, cognoscere, comprehend, conceive, descry, diagnose, discern, discover, distinguish, espy, identify, know, make out, mark, noscitare, notice, place, recall, recollect, recover knowledge, reidentify, remember, retain the impression of, see, sight, spy, understand, verify, view III index acknowledge (verify), admit (concede), appreciate (comprehend), apprehend (perceive), assent, authorize, bear (tolerate), bestow, comprehend (understand), concede, confirm, countenance, detect, diagnose, discern (detect with the senses), find (discover), grant (concede), hear (perceive by ear), heed, identify, notice (observe), perceive, pierce (discern), realize (understand), recall (remember), recollect, remember, spy, witness (have direct knowledge of)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To include money earned in taxable income.
(2) To acknowledge; to confirm.
recognition See also realize

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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