[+problem, need, shortcomings, mistakes] reconnaître
→ He was one of the few people to recognise the problem.
→ They have been slow to recognize the need for change
[+importance, value] reconnaître
to be recognized as être considéré (e) comme
These drugs are generally recognized as safe. Ces médicaments sont généralement considérés comme sans danger.
He was recognized as one of the finest poets of his time. Il était considéré comme l'un des meilleurs poètes de son époque.