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Dear teachers

what's the difference among the words know, realize and recognize?

please let me know it, thank you very much

best regards
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TommyensrDear teachers

what's the difference among the words know, realize and recognize?

please let me know it, thank you very much

best regards

Perhaps best illustrated by examples:

I know your name. He knows where to find me. We all know what we have to do. (have in our brains as information)

I realize that you may not want to come. We realize that your are in trouble. I realize that it is difficult. (understand,)

I recognize that man. (I've seen him before, I know who he is) The chair recognizes the senator from ... (gives permission to speak) Do you recognize your own errors? (are you aware of them, do you see them?)

Your dictionary's definitions may now make more sense.
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