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You are corresponding with overseas individuals on a daily basis through work and they use recognize instead of recognize. Do they have a different dictionary?

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05/21/2008

If you are in the U.S.A. and your correspondents are in Europe, then they may be using the common British -ise variants of what you know as -ize words: recognise is one example; apologise is another. Agonise, acclimatise, capitalise, and dramatise are among the many, many words that are spelled -ize in the U.S.A. and -ise in England. (The old joke is that the English pronounce better than they spell.)