adj. - tending to recede.
- (of an inherited characteristic) appearing in offspring only when not masked by an inherited dominant characteristic.
adj. - carefully sought out; rare or exotic.
- far-fetched. [french]
n. Person who receives something. [italian or latin: related to *receive]
n. - counting or calculating.
- consideration or opinion.
- settlement of an account.
v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) 1 identify as already known.
- realize or discover the nature of.
- (foll. By that) realize or admit.
- acknowledge the existence, validity, character, or claims of.
- show appreciation of; reward.
- (foll. By as, for) treat. recognizable adj. [latin recognosco]
v. - remember.
- succeed in remembering; call to mind. [latin recolligo: related to *collect1]
v. (-ning) combine again or differently.
v. - suggest as fit for some purpose or use.
- advise as a course of action etc.
- (of qualities, conduct, etc.) Make acceptable or desirable.
- (foll. By to) commend or entrust (to a person or a person's care). recommendation n. [medieval latin: related to *re-]
v. (-ling) 1 make friendly again after an estrangement.
- (usu. In refl. Or passive; foll. By to) make acquiescent or contentedly submissive to (something disagreeable).
- settle (a quarrel etc.).
- a harmonize, make compatible. B show the compatibility of by argument or in practice. reconcilable adj. Reconciliation n. [latin: related to *conciliate]
adj. - (of a subject or knowledge) abstruse, out of the way, little known.
- (of an author or style) dealing in abstruse knowledge or allusions, obscure. [latin recondo -dit- put away]