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“Recognize” or “Recognise”


Recognize and recognise are both English terms.


Recognize is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while recognise is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
recognize 98 25 53 97 93 29 100 37 37 83 73 80
recognise 2 75 47 3 7 71 0 63 63 17 27 20

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "recognize" over "recognise" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 75 to 25 preference for "recognise" over "recognize".
  • In India, there is a preference for "recognize" over "recognise" (53 to 47).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "recognize" over "recognise" (97 to 3).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "recognize" over "recognise" (93 to 7).
  • In Australia, there is a 71 to 29 preference for "recognise" over "recognize".
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "recognize" over "recognise" (100 to 0).
  • In Ireland, there is a 63 to 37 preference for "recognise" over "recognize".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 63 to 37 preference for "recognise" over "recognize".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "recognize" over "recognise" (83 to 17).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "recognize" over "recognise" (73 to 27).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "recognize" over "recognise" (80 to 20).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use recognize or recognise with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “recognize”

  • her father, Shen, does not recognize her skills since she is
  • follicles previously (but failed to recognize its reproductive significance).
  • These market anarchists recognize that anarchism has been historically
  • Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) does recognize La Moutonne, but the seven
  • "We recognize Israel’s right to security but
  • are equally likely, you should recognize that transaction resulting in the
  • The award is meant to recognize a scientist beginning their career.
  • response.” The DSM-5 fails to recognize other reasons a woman may
  • Some sources do not recognize the genus Xyropteris, placing the
  • jazz fans and performers to recognize the local jazz accomplishments of

Examples of “recognise”

  • the decision and refuse to recognise its authority, claiming that it
  • We want them to recognise their potential, caliber and capability.
  • of its kind to specifically recognise Ghanaian achievement and the only
  • obligation on signatory countries to recognise the legality of vehicles from
  • however, he did not formally recognise the nation's independence, owing to
  • inquire into appropriate ways to recognise Aboriginal land rights in the
  • of the musical world I recognise - alongside other, deeply shocking
  • The camera may recognise and focus on a human
  • Some "permissive" organisations recognise as separate breeds what most
  • however, Mr Frazer refused to recognise Mr Walker's claim to legal

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