Definitions

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  • v. to recognize, to acknowledge

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To recognize; to acknowledge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To acknowledge; own; recognize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be fully aware or cognizant of

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Examples

  • In the first place, "I do agnize a natural and prompt alacrity I find in hardness," though Heaven forbid but that I should perceive beauty wherever it exists (seeing that a "thing of beauty is a joy for ever").

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • Without doubt, Lamb's taste on several matters was peculiar; for instance, there were a few obsolete words, such as arride, agnize, burgeon, which he fancied, and chose to rescue from oblivion.

    Charles Lamb

  • Without doubt, Lamb's taste on several matters was peculiar; for instance, there were a few obsolete words, such as _arride, agnize, burgeon_, &c., which he fancied, and chose to rescue from oblivion.

    Charles Lamb

  • “MY DEAR PROCTER: I do agnize a shame in not having been to pay my congratulations to Mrs. Procter and your happy self; but on Sunday (my only morning) I was engaged to a country walk; and in virtue of the hypostatical union between us, when Mary calls, it is understood that I call too, we being univocal.

    Charles Lamb

  • "MY DEAR PROCTER: I do agnize a shame in not having been to pay my congratulations to Mrs. Procter and your happy self; but on Sunday (my only morning) I was engaged to a country walk; and in virtue of the hypostatical union between us, when Mary calls, it is understood that I call too, we being univocal.

    Charles Lamb

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