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A sure way to motivate employees and ratchet up their job satisfaction is to give credit where credit is due. Everyone deserves a pat on the back for a job well done!

Today's Lesson
RECOGNIZE (= appreciate)   認める、評価する


  • To recognize someTHING a person does (i.e., hard work, a good idea, or success at something) - or to recognize someONE FOR someTHING - is to show that you are aware of and appreciate what they do.

    The noun form is recognition.
  • recognize とは、ある人が行った困難な仕事、よいアイディア、または何かにおける成功を認める、あるいは、それを認識し、正当に評価する、という意味です。

    名詞形は recognition で、認定、評価、という意味です。

RECOGNIZE (= appreciate)


  1. I feel like my work isn't being recognized at the company, otherwise they would have promoted me by now.
  2. As a manager, I try to recognize the contribution of each employee, no matter how small.
  3. (formal speech at a company party)
    I am proud to recognize Vince's accomplishments this year by presenting him with this company's highest honor - the Chairman's Award. Congratulations Vince!
  4. In recognition of the company's commitment to sustainable business practices, the Berlitz Environment Fund has authorized the company to use the “Berlitz Green” seal on all its products.

英会話レッスンWell done - really!